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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Stories and Support
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer, October 2017: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day: Stories and Support

Our mission at ITC is to help women navigate through their breast cancer journey. In many cases, the journey includes choosing whether or not to reconstruct. To help with this choice, we offer stories and informative articles. Today is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day. Organizations all over the world are participating by holding BRA Day events. So we’re highlighting some of our most popular stories and...

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18 Oct 2017
Breast Cancer and Depression: 7 Helps for #MentalHealthDay
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer, October 2017: Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer and Depression: 7 Helps for #MentalHealthDay

Today is World Mental Health Day. Have you experienced a mental health problem like depression? If you have breast cancer, you may, unfortunately, succumb to it at some point in your journey. Friends and family members may also be affected by the depression of another. During breast cancer awareness month, we at ITC wanted to point out the link between breast cancer and depression. For example,...

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10 Oct 2017
Contemplating Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy? Expert Surgeon Tells All
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

Contemplating Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy? Expert Surgeon Tells All

Are you newly diagnosed and trying to weigh the pros and cons of lumpectomy vs. mastectomy? Maybe you didn’t have a choice, and want to understand more about your surgery. Or maybe you’re considering reconstruction.   It would be nice to sit down with your oncologist or breast surgeon to go over all the details of the procedures. However, sometimes there just isn’t time. And...

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04 Oct 2017
The 5 Biggest Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Breakthroughs of 2017 (So Far)
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

The 5 Biggest Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Breakthroughs of 2017 (So Far)

According to the U.S. Office of Patents Commissioner (in the year 1899), “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” He must be rolling over in his grave! Nowadays, every year seems to bring with it countless new inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs. This year is no different. So far, it’s already brought us the discovery of the first known fluorescent frog. It’s brought medical breakthroughs...

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31 Jul 2017
Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction: Interview Reveals AirXpanders’ Efforts to Increase Awareness
in May 2017: The Fight for Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Legislation and Public Policy

Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction: Interview Reveals AirXpanders’ Efforts to Increase Awareness

We’re excited to share our recent interview with Scott Dodson and Jennie Kim of AirXpanders, the medical device company which developed the patient-controlled Aeroform®Tissue Expander System for breast reconstruction. They explain how they work to increase awareness not only about their product, but about mandatory insurance coverage for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.   As you may know, we’re focusing on the fight for breast cancer...

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23 May 2017
Breast Cancer Legislation: How We Got Where We Are Now
in May 2017: Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Legislation, We're Taking Charge Together

Breast Cancer Legislation: How We Got Where We Are Now

At I’m Taking Charge, we look forward to the day when all women will have the opportunity to be fully informed about all aspects of breast cancer. This includes information about effective detection and treatment, and about safe and affordable options for reconstruction. It also includes information about proven strategies for prevention and a flourishing post-treatment lifestyle. This month, we’re highlighting the efforts of individuals...

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03 May 2017
Exercising After Breast Cancer: Myths vs. Facts
in April 2017: Living a New Life After Breast Cancer, I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

Exercising After Breast Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

Exercising after breast cancer means different things to different people. For some of us, it means being able to swim laps again. For some, to go for a walk or bike ride. And for some of us—especially during those first post-surgery weeks—it means just being able to achieve a functional range of motion in our limbs.   What’s normal? What’s safe? What can I expect?...

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14 Apr 2017
ITC’s April 2017 Theme: Life With Breast Cancer
in April 2017: Living a New Life After Breast Cancer, I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

ITC’s April 2017 Theme: Life With Breast Cancer

So, you’ve got breast cancer. Now what? We at I’m Taking Charge get it. You need answers, and we deliver them as best we can. We cover all aspects of life with breast cancer. We also cover your options are for treatment and breast reconstruction. But this month we’re really digging in. Instead of reporting on a handful of topics related to breast cancer and...

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03 Apr 2017
Saying NO to Artificial Breast Implants Is Now Easier for Nebraskan Women
in Autologous Reconstruction, I'm Taking Back - Breast Reconstruction Options

Saying NO to Artificial Breast Implants Is Now Easier for Nebraskan Women

In late 2016, Omaha, Nebraska scored big points for women. It became a site for a type of microvascular flap surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Creighton Medical Center offered it first. It uses a woman’s own tissue, instead of artificial breast implants, to reconstruct her breasts. Therefore, many women who seek the most natural look and feel after a mastectomy choose it. Yet until now,...

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27 Feb 2017
I’ll Expand My Own Breasts, Thank You! New AeroForm® Breast Expander Hits US Shores
in We're Taking Charge Together

I’ll Expand My Own Breasts, Thank You! New AeroForm® Breast Expander Hits US Shores

Here at I’m Taking Charge, we love to share news about organizations and products that can benefit you during your breast cancer journey. The AeroForm® Tissue Expander System just became available in the United States. Here’s the scoop on this great new breast expander option. It reduces both the time and pain typically associated with reconstruction!   What’s Different About the AeroForm® System? Unlike other tissue...

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