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

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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

Not Another Boob Job

It's been a whirlwind since my last post. I have been meeting doctors,setting up fallow ups, preop testing,researching bras and other aftercare items that I might need. I wanted to go a little more indepth about the double mastectomy surgery process, especially for those of you who are considering the procedure. THE SURGEONS: First, I  … Continue reading Not Another Boob Job