Mastectomy home must haves

I did it! My surgery was two week's ago today so i thought that now would be a perfect time to share with you some helpful item's to aid in your at home recovery. 1 ROBE: I have heard they are a life saver when you have T-Rex arms after surgery and can't lift your … Continue reading Mastectomy home must haves

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6 Hospital Must Haves For Surviving A Masectomy

6 Must Haves for Surviving a Masectomy

My surgery is just around the corner and I have begun my foraging phase. Like a squirrel stocking nuts for winter I to am collecting all the things I may need for the big day! I want to share some really helpful information that I've learned from some badass woman who have already gone through … Continue reading 6 Hospital Must Haves For Surviving A Masectomy

Previvor Day

Previvor| BraceandBrave | Never Alone

In honor of Previvor Day I though I would share what it means to be a previvor for those that aren't aware, and what being a Previvor means to me. The Previvor Origins: The non-profit organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) coined the term previvor 11 years ago. Feeling that there was a … Continue reading Previvor Day

Making Strides For Breast Cancer

American Cancer society| 5k | Breast Cancer Awareness | Previvor

This October in honor of breast cancer awareness month I will be going pink and participating in the Making Strides Against Breast cancer Walk sponcered by the American Cancer Society. Making Strides is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, previvors, and raise awareness about risk reducing actions. … Continue reading Making Strides For Breast Cancer

The Breast Woman in Science: Discovery of The Brca Gene

BRCAANDBRAVE | BRCA | GENE | SCIENTIFIC | DISCOVERY | WOMAN CHANGING THE WORLD |

Sometimes the most stunning advances in science are based on a hunch that a dedicated investigator just can’t shake. That was the case with professor Mary-Claire King. King discovered the region on the genome that eventually became known as BRCA1, the first gene linked to a higher than average chance of developing breast cancer and … Continue reading The Breast Woman in Science: Discovery of The Brca Gene

Spare The Nipples Take The Cancer

Brca & Brave | Cancer Research | Nipple Sparing| Breast Reconstruction | Double Masectomy

 New findings suggest that surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction after breast cancer diagnosis. Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn't raise a woman's risk for breast cancer recurrence. "More women are requesting nipple-sparing mastectomy … Continue reading Spare The Nipples Take The Cancer

Unlikely drug may block breast cancer in high-risk women

Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease. About 12% of all women across the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. However, about 65% of women with a … Continue reading Unlikely drug may block breast cancer in high-risk women