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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
2016 Voices of Love Contest: Encourage Women and Win Pink Macaroons
in October 2016 Focus: Voices of Love, We're Taking Charge Together

2016 Voices of Love Contest: Encourage Women and Win Pink Macaroons

Can you believe that 1 in 8 women and their families are affected by breast cancer? That’s a higher percent of people than are left handed, play Pokémon Go, or own a pet fish.   Awareness is important. At I’m Taking Charge, we urge all women to get their mammograms, to live a healthy lifestyle, and to get tested for the “breast cancer” gene.   However, support is also important. One...

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04 Oct 2016
Breast Cancer and Black Women: Looking Back and Ahead
in African American Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer and Black Women: Looking Back and Ahead

The days are getting shorter. In the northern Midwest where I live, whispers of the winter chill are in the air. Children are replacing flip-flops with sneakers and the hoodie is again a wardrobe essential. Summer has ended. So is I’m Taking Charge’s September collaboration with the Black Women’s Health Imperative. What have we learned about breast cancer and Black women? Where will we go...

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29 Sep 2016
African Americans and Breast Cancer, Reconstruction: How to Beat the System and Get Great Care
in African American Breast Cancer Awareness

African Americans and Breast Cancer, Reconstruction: How to Beat the System and Get Great Care

Compared to whites, African American women in the US receive sub-par medical treatment. It’s one reason the Black Women’s Health Imperative (which we’re partnering with this month) exists. Less than one hundred years ago, researchers began documenting cases of discrimination at health care facilities. One of the earliest cases was that of Juliette Derricotte, an international lecturer and university dean. After a a car accident in 1931...

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26 Sep 2016
Swimming After Mastectomy: Interview With Athlete Diagnosed at Age 49
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

Swimming After Mastectomy: Interview With Athlete Diagnosed at Age 49

What an amazing month it’s been for the US Olympic swim team! Looking for some inspiration? Check out Simone Manuel. She made history as the first black woman to win not only one, but two individual gold medals. Look to gold medalist Katie Ledecky (called the “greatest athlete in the world by far” by a Mayo researcher). Her unbelievable endurance makes other Olympic swimmers look like...

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20 Aug 2016
Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer: 8 Facts to Get You Through World Breastfeeding Month
in I'm Taking Charge - Life After Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer: 8 Facts to Get You Through World Breastfeeding Month

Have you noticed yet? This week is World Breastfeeding Week. August is National Breastfeeding Month. The ads, quotes, and informative articles are already blanketing social media. Are you dealing with breast cancer and hope to have children someday? This is another time when it’s important to take things with a grain of salt. You might be thinking, “If I hear one more time how formula...

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01 Aug 2016
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New AeroForm® Device Allows Women to Control Breast Reconstruction Process, Avoid Needles and Pain

Breast cancer is a tough journey. Unfortunately, breast reconstruction after mastectomy isn’t always smooth sailing either, as told in some of our breast reconstruction stories. One problem is the inconvenience, pain and sometimes injury that occur during the tissue expansion process. Thankfully, medical engineers have found a promising solution. We bring you news today of the AeroForm® tissue expander system. It allows women to control an important...

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29 Jul 2016
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