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In Search of a Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accelerating Research
31 May 2017

In Search of a Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accelerating Research

To close out our May focus on legislative activism, we welcome this guest post by Josh Newby, co-founder of Theresa’s Research Foundation. He explains the importance of participating in and supporting research on metastatic breast cancer, and what his organization does to help find a cure for metastatic breast cancer. Unknown to many, the leading killer of women aged 20-59 is metastatic breast cancer (MBC)....

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Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction: Interview Reveals AirXpanders’ Efforts to Increase Awareness
23 May 2017

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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Celebrity with Breast Cancer, Sandra Lee, Impacts Lifesaving Legislation in New York
16 May 2017

Celebrity with Breast Cancer, Sandra Lee, Impacts Lifesaving Legislation in New York

Breast cancer advocacy is a great way to give back either during or after your breast cancer journey. Celebrities frequently advocate for matters that matter to them. Yet they don’t always have personal experience. As a famous chef and celebrity with breast cancer, Sandra Lee does have personal experience and she uses that experience to drive her passion for advocacy work. Sandra Lee’s Breast Cancer...

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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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Inspired to Help? How to Be a Breast Cancer Advocate
09 May 2017

Inspired to Help? How to Be a Breast Cancer Advocate

Whether you’ve finished your breast cancer journey or are just starting it, you’ve developed a passion for breast cancer advocacy. You know your voice is powerful. And your experience makes you an expert in dealing with breast cancer. Here are some tips for becoming a breast cancer advocate.   The great thing about breast cancer advocacy is that you can be as involved as you...

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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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Bracelet Fundraiser, Bravelets, Donates $10 Each to Fight Breast Cancer
04 Jul 2016

Bracelet Fundraiser, Bravelets, Donates $10 Each to Fight Breast Cancer

Today we can celebrate our freedom, thanks to the courage and bravery of our forefathers. As it reads on the Bravelets™ website, “There are times in all of our lives where we need to be brave – whether for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, or even for a complete stranger.” Five years ago Stephanie Hansen had to search inside and find her “brave.” It...

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Fight Breast Cancer: It’s Easy with Read for the Cure
08 Jun 2016

Fight Breast Cancer: It’s Easy with Read for the Cure

Would you like an easy way to help fight breast cancer while enjoying your favorite magazines? Read for the Cure® is a site that brings magazine shoppers great deals on products while working to benefit the fight against breast cancer. A percentage of all sales on the site are donated to  Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. We interviewed Nina Brownstone, online marketing manager at...

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Breast Cancer Activism:  Reaching Out Beyond the Pain
11 Nov 2015

Breast Cancer Activism: Reaching Out Beyond the Pain

Receiving a cancer diagnosis shakes you to the core and it may feel like you will never pick yourself back up. While it is very true that a battle with cancer will change your life forever, you can choose whether to use your experience to empower others with the strength you have gained, or whether to dwell on your losses and suffering. When in the midst of this pain,...

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Breast Cancer Activism:  More Then Just a Pink Ribbon!
23 Oct 2015

Breast Cancer Activism: More Then Just a Pink Ribbon!

As we are well into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, what better way to finish it off than to think of ways to work for change, both this month and beyond? Taking action can be a great outlet and is empowering, whether you have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or you are a survivor. Most people have some knowledge of the classic pink ribbon walkathons and runs that are prevalent...

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