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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
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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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19 Feb 2017
Screening for Breast Cancer During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding: Risks vs. Benefits
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

Screening for Breast Cancer During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding: Risks vs. Benefits

I’m forty-one years old, my toddler is almost weaned, and I’m newly pregnant. A mammogram is the last thing on my mind. However, I keep getting email reminders that I’m overdue for one. And I’m going to take action because I know that in my case, screening for breast cancer during pregnancy could save my life.   I’m not taking action only because of what I...

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24 Jan 2017
Voices of Love 2016: Week 2 Winner!
in October 2016 Focus: Voices of Love

Voices of Love 2016: Week 2 Winner!

Congratulations to Kim, the week two winner of our Voices of Love contest! She writes, “My grandmother said that she had been on so many journeys, and this was just another, with a bit of a bumpy detour.” Kim went on to share her grandmother’s helpful perspective:   Do you have words of advice, encouragement, or love for those who are in the midst of...

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23 Oct 2016
2016 Voices of Love Winners: Week 1
in October 2016 Focus: Voices of Love, We're Taking Charge Together

2016 Voices of Love Winners: Week 1

Thanks if you entered our Voices of Love contest last week! Remember, you can enter each week of October to win a box of pink macaroons. Help us encourage those going through breast cancer or reconstruction with your words of advice, encouragement, and/or love! Click here for more info. Now, for our Voices of Love winners from week 1:   Terri Terri is a two time breast...

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12 Oct 2016
ITC’s Most Encouraging Words of 2016
in October 2016 Focus: Voices of Love, We're Taking Charge Together

ITC’s Most Encouraging Words of 2016

We’ve featured some great stories this year. Stories of survivors, supporters, and breast reconstruction have graced the pages of our blog. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in line with our Voices of Love campaign, we thought we’d take a few minutes to share the best of the best. Read on to hear our most encouraging words of 2016!   Most Selfless Words...

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05 Oct 2016
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