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Barbara Jacoby

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By Barbara Jacoby

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Study: Red Meat Possibly Linked to Breast Cancer Created: Friday, August 22, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      Most people are very fearful about getting breast cancer and therefore make an effort to be informed about what they might do in order to improve their chances of not getting this disease.
    • What Not To Say To Someone With Breast Cancer Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      One of the hardest things to do is to talk to someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. How are you supposed to know what to say?
    • I Don’t Want To Be Defined By My Breast Cancer Created: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
      I can understand that you don’t want to have people look at you differently because you had or have breast cancer. It is tough enough to deal with
    • Attitude Tools: Build Up Your Hope Created: Friday, May 19, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Hope is a lifestyle and a powerful tool for survival. Here are several ways to keep your attitude hopeful." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, March 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Want to eat well through cancer? Holly Clegg has written a cookbook just for you - for cancer patients, their family, and friends who care. Use nutrition to help you eat well through cancer treat...
    • The Perfect Gift for a Cancer Patient Created: Friday, December 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The holiday season is a time of giving and receiving. But what do you give to the cancer patient to show you truly care? Here are some ideas to find the perfect gift...
    • Safe and Creative Emotional Outlets During and After Breast Cancer Treatment Created: Monday, October 29, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Diagnosis, treatment and survival of breast cancer brings up many emotions. Fortunately, there are many creative and safe ways to express your emotions, with lasting physical and psychological ben...
    • What Others Think Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      One of the biggest tendencies I have noticed among breast cancer survivors is that there is a great tendency to be stressed on a regular basis.
    • Know Your Breast Lumps Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      There are four kinds of breast lumps: cysts, fibroadenomas, pseudolumps, and cancer. When you are doing a breast self-exam (BSE) you can feel breast lumps and differences in breast texture. Knowing the difference between harmless and harmful breast lumps is important to your breast health. Learn more about breast lumps here.
    • Breast Fibroadenomas Created: Friday, February 23, 2007 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Fibroadenomas are one of the findings that can be seen on your mammogram. They are benign (not cancerous) breast tumors that are made of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. Read more to find out what you should do, if you think you have fibroadenomas.
    • Why Did I Get Breast Cancer? Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      How many times have you heard someone say, “Why did I get breast cancer? There is no history of it in my family. I am the only one that I know of who
    • Stage 2 Breast Cancer Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Stage 2 breast cancer is an early-stage tumor and should respond well to proper treatment. Learn the different categories of tumor classification and how that affects your options for treatment and...
    • How Does Gratitude Make A Difference Created: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      I know that most people would never understand that breast cancer has changed my life in so many positive ways. Gratitude is truly the keystone
    • What I Learned About the Susan G. Komen Organization Created: Monday, August 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      A few months ago, I knew nothing about the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer support organization. However, I was invited to join eight other bloggers for
    • Work After Breast Cancer Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      I have seen statistics at extreme ends of the spectrum detailing the number of women that return to work after breast cancer so this is one area that
    • What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer? Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage IV, is breast cancer that has traveled from the breast to the bones, brain, liver or lungs. When I
    • The Financial Repercussions of Breast Cancer Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      According to a recent study, one-quarter of breast cancer survivors are worse off financially four years after their diagnosis, and 12...
    • The Doctor/Patient Relationship Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      To me, the right doctor/patient relationships are the single most important factors in any breast cancer journey that a person takes.
    • Reconstruction or No Reconstruction Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      For anyone with Breast Cancer facing a mastectomy, one of the main issues to be decided is whether to undergo reconstruction. In my case, it was never
    • What is The Physiology of the Breast Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Learn and understand the physiology of the female breast and its changes.
    • How to Keep A Breast Exam Journal Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      It is important to keep an breast cancer exam journal to track your health. Learn how and where you can keep track of your progress and monthly exams for breast cancer.
    • What is Breast Cancer Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Breast cancer is cancer around the tissue of the breast. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Watch our video to learn more about the facts of breast cancer and how it h...
    • What are Horizontal Techniques for Male Breast Exams Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Male examination for breast cancer is different from the female method. The methods are different, but the signs are the same. Learn how to check for male breast cancer, and know what to do.
    • How Does Breast Cancer Harm the Body Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Breast cancer can harm your entire body. Learn more of the dangers and harmfulness to your body from breast cancer.
    • How to Recognize Breast Cancer Symptoms Video Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      There are many to check and see if you have signs of breast cancer. Watch our video to learn the various methods to take early action.
    • No Man (or Woman) Is An Island Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Let’s talk about the Breast Cancer patient first. Of course, there are always those who believe that they can do anything by themselves but this is...
    • Music and Healing Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      But I do know that until recently, I was missing out on one of the most wonderful opportunities to help in my breast cancer healing. But I do know...
    • It's All About Hope Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      I can’t tell you how many times I've been moved to tears when someone shares what they endured in order to do a walk to raise funds for breast cancer
    • Does Discipline Make A Difference? Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      I have been led to believe that if we lead a life that is disciplined, we will not get breast cancer. It’s like following the rules and regulations...
    • Dare To Be Great Created: Saturday, July 05, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      I know a spouse who was the caregiver for his wife through her Breast Cancer lumpectomy, her double mastectomy, her breast reconstruction surgery...
    • You Are Not Alone Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      No matter your needs or your level of involvement with your own Breast Cancer care, it helps to know that assistance and people who care are just a quick
    • Pseudolumps: Other Benign Breast Lumps Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Most benign (non-cancerous) breast lumps are cysts or fibroadenomas. But what if you have an unexplained breast lump? It could be due to scar tissue, radiation, compressed tissue, or old silicone...

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