PRESS Forward Against Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) exists for one reason—to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.  Our central focus is on educating, empowering and encouraging all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

We offer leading edge, state-of-the-art, research-backed programs that focus on all that women can do in addition to medical care.  Our services include nutrition, exercise, and social support all the while defusing the fear that often accompanies breast cancer.  And we provide help now with emergency financial assistance to medicines and medical supplies to women in poverty.

Join Breast Cancer Charities as we P-R-E-S-S Forward in the fight against breast cancer….

Prevention

Studies show that 8 of 10 breast cancers can be prevented.   Prevention—not just early detection.  Breast cancer prevention is the new frontier.  Excellent studies show that prevention is possible.  We lead the way with our Vitamin D Promise program.

Research

Though the “New Era Cancer Research Fund” we underwrite less-toxic, minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment options.  This includes research on topics such as the link between Vitamin D and a reduction in cancer; how food choices impact your body during treatment and studies on Proton Therapy as a first-line treatment.

Education

Education is power in preventing and surviving breast cancer.  From teaching breast self exams to wise exercise, from managing post-treatment side-effects to mobilizing the mind for healing, we guide and support women to actively participate in health and healing.  Our University Education Program teaches students the lifestyle choices they can make at an early age to prevent breast cancer.

Survival

BCCA’s integrated cancer care program supports and complements conventional medical treatment.  The program encompasses the whole person—body, mind and spirit.  While accomplished in addition to conventional medical care, we understand it takes more than medicine to get well and stay well.

Support

When breast cancer strikes, it impacts the entire family and all areas of their life, especially financially.  We have designed our Help Now Fund to assist with the basic needs of cancer patients in need.  The demand is huge and we limit our funding to past-due rents and utilities.  Our commitment: no woman will go through breast cancer without a roof over her head and the basics of daily needs.

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We PRESS Forward in the fight against breast cancer.  We inspire hope.  We nurture healing.  We renew life.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America.  We are the new voice of breast cancer.  We are passionate, filled with energy and a vision.  And we will not stop until breast cancer is no longer a life-threatening disease.

Join us.  Make your voice heard.  It’s a new day in the world of breast cancer.



Wellness Wednesday: How to break the news to your loved ones that you have Breast Cancer

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Many people find it particularity hard to break the news that they have breast cancer to their loved ones. Some fear that their friends, family or spouse will be hurt by the news.  The truth is that they will be hurt but they will also carry you through the tough times ahead. It is so important for someone who has been diagnosed with any type of Cancer to have a strong network of people to support them. If you find it difficult to tell your friends and family, try these few steps.

1. Think about what you are going to say in advance. Sometimes it is easier to plan out how you are going to break the news. If you are trying to break the news to a spouse or loved one, communicate openly. You may need to talk about the changes that will occur if you are no longer able to work or do certain chores around the house. Discuss how you both can overcome this obstacle. If you have small children and you want to tell them,the best thing to do is to sit them down and explain everything to them in simple terms that they can understand. Tell them what cancer is and how it can affect the body.  Make sure you let them know that cancer is not going to change your relationship with them and that you will still be there to take care of them.

2. Pick a quiet setting to tell them. The best place is probably at home because it is a more intimate setting. If you chose to go out, pick somewhere that is not crowded or noisy. Your family or friends might want to ask questions so you will want to be somewhere where you can talk openly.

3. Include them in on treatment plans. If your doctor has discussed with you a treatment method such as chemotherapy or operation to remove the cancer, tell your family and friends. Include them in on appointments (there may be days you need someone there to help you home). It is important to have a network of people who understand what you are going through.

Including your family and loved ones in your treatment process can be one of the most important steps in finding wellness.  They’re your support team, your cheer leaders, your shoulder to lean on—be sure to share.  They’re there to help you and you may be surprised how many people just want to be a friend during these difficult times.



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Pink RibbonToday kicks of breast cancer awareness month and what better time to wear your pink ribbons as we promote the importance of prevention and education on breast cancer.

Did you know….

-1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

-Obesity and smoking are amongst the top leading causes of breast cancer

-Daily exercise can reduce your breast cancer risk by as much as 16%

Although statistics are interesting to hear, it’s not until we implement these healthy lifestyle means that we truly take the means to be well and stay well.

Join us this month as we promote the importance of nutrition, fitness and wellness in preventing and overcoming breast cancer.

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