Taking Charge Together - Breast Cancer News & Support

We’re Taking Charge Together

We curate the breast reconstruction and breast cancer news to bring you what we consider the best. An uplifting story, a new company impacting the lives of the breast cancer community, a significant cancer discovery, or a new breast reconstruction option made available–whatever it is, we want to keep you posted on the things we’re reading and on the incredible members of the breast cancer community who are making a difference. Breast cancer treatments and breast reconstruction methods change every day. In a single scientific finding, a controversy may be started and debates ensue that can change the standard of care or even national policy. New breast cancer support organizations and businesses form that can make the difference between surviving and thriving in the months following a diagnosis. Knowing the latest means knowing your options and your rights. Join our conversations here, comment, and share the news and breast cancer community resources that interests you. We’re a team here.


Contest Winner Hopes Card Will Help Women with Breast Cancer
10 Dec 2017

Contest Winner Hopes Card Will Help Women with Breast Cancer

With excitement, we announce our “Take Charge of the Card” contest winner. Congratulations, Melissa Marchand, of Made x Mel! Thanks to Mel, the other entrants, and to your votes and donations, we raised $1,251! Mel’s design, “Believe in the Magic of Christmas,” is a whimsical spin on the traditional. And it doesn’t lose sight of our focus. It’s now in our online store where you...

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I’m Taking Charge Receives Digital Health Award
01 Dec 2017

I’m Taking Charge Receives Digital Health Award

We were excited to hear today that we won an award for our service as a digital health resource! We are honored to be listed alongside the Mayo Clinic, the Centers for Disease Control, and other health authorities. A huge thank you to everyone who helps us provide useful information to breast cancer patients! You can read all about it in the press release that follows....

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Wedding Dresses for a Cause
22 Nov 2017

Wedding Dresses for a Cause

If you know someone getting married (or even more so if you’re getting married or just wanting to renew your vows in a beautiful dress), this post is for you! Wedding dresses for a cause are totally a thing. On November 30, my husband and I will have been married for four years. I was thinking the other day how glad I am to be...

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Breast Cancer and Other Cancers: Why Relatives Need to Talk
15 Nov 2017

Breast Cancer and Other Cancers: Why Relatives Need to Talk

Many of us spend time with relatives over the holidays. We give a canned answer to the inevitable inquiries about health and then move on to more pleasant topics. But maybe you’re worried about other family members. Maybe, because of your experience with breast cancer, you want to suggest a mammogram or genetic testing.  Maybe you’re curious about your relatives’ experiences with cancer. Today we...

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Breast Care Brings Benefits of 3D Mammograms to District of Columbia
28 Aug 2017

Breast Care Brings Benefits of 3D Mammograms to District of Columbia

Today we welcome Dr. Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, and co-founder of Breast Care for Washington, D.C. A locally recognized expert on breast disease, Dr. Hampton is the medical director of the Breast Care Center at Doctors Community Hospital in Prince Georges County. Dr. Hampton explains the benefits of 3D mammograms and gives us some background on Breast Care of Washington, D.C. She also offers a few important...

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Breast Reconstruction Insurance: Physician Shares What You Need to Know
13 May 2017

Breast Reconstruction Insurance: Physician Shares What You Need to Know

Today we welcome Cristiane Ueno, MD. She shares important, but not widely known, information related to breast reconstruction insurance. Thank you, Docter Ueno!   How much do you know about the “Women’s Health and Care Rights Act (WHCRA)” of 1998?   Federal Law Requires Insurance Companies to Cover Breast Reconstruction The WHCRA was signed into law on October 21, 1998, and states that group health...

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Breast Cancer Legislation: How We Got Where We Are Now
03 May 2017

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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Young Breast Cancer Survivor “Digs in Her Heels,” Talks Hope and Advice
28 Mar 2017

Young Breast Cancer Survivor “Digs in Her Heels,” Talks Hope and Advice

We’ve covered a lot about young women with breast cancer this month—from how to be an awesome co-survivor to dealing with breast cancer while in college. While these contain important information about young women and breast cancer, they do lack something: personal experience! So for today, we’re bringing you an amazing and insightful interview with Karla Baptiste, a young breast cancer survivor who’s become quite the inspiration.   Breast...

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I’ll Expand My Own Breasts, Thank You! New AeroForm® Breast Expander Hits US Shores
19 Feb 2017

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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Kim Sport, Part 2: Louisiana’s Newest Breast Reconstruction Law
09 Nov 2016

Kim Sport, Part 2: Louisiana’s Newest Breast Reconstruction Law

Kim Sport is a nuclear medicine technologist turned lawyer, and former Executive Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. She’s also a three-time cancer survivor and the founder of Breastoration, which educates, assists and advocates for women facing mastectomies as a result of breast cancer. This is the second of her two-part series for ITC on breast reconstruction law. Her full bio...

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