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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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Early Detection of Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
16 Jan 2017

Early Detection of Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard it a million times by now: Early detection saves lives. Well, the reason that phrase seems to be everywhere is because it’s true. Early detection of breast cancer gives you the best chance of survival.   Regular screening is extremely important. Sure, there are signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer (we’ll discuss these briefly a bit later). But oftentimes symptoms don’t...

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

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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Breast Cancer and Black Women: Looking Back and Ahead
29 Sep 2016

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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Breast Cancer Mortality Among Black Women: From Worry to Hope
08 Sep 2016

Breast Cancer Mortality Among Black Women: From Worry to Hope

As you may know, we’re focusing on breast cancer’s impact on African American women this month, in collaboration with Black Women’s Health Imperative. African American women have a troubling connection to breast cancer. This is due to their high breast cancer mortality rate, among other things. Let’s look at the causes for concern, and what is being done to address them.   Breast cancer is the most...

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ITC September Focus: African-American Breast Cancer Awareness
01 Sep 2016

ITC September Focus: African-American Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Black women, and the second leading cause of death for Black women. – Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI)   During 2016, says Komen, physicians will diagnose around 30,700 new cases of breast cancer among African-American women. The numbers don’t seem to be getting much better over the years either.     On a positive note, Komen reports that...

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