Here at The Path of Wellness & Healing, we were thrilled to read the recent news that Henry Ford Hospital announced the results of its study on the effects of acupuncture on women with breast cancer. We weren’t surprised with the results – that acupuncture is not only equally effective as the often-prescribed drug Effexor when it comes to reducing hot flashes [...]
Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of developing breast cancer, and a study suggests that breast cancer survivors who consume just a few drinks a week may be more likely to experience a recurrence than nondrinkers.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released a controversial proposal for new breast cancer screening guidelines. The panel’s recommendations that women stop doing breast self examinations and only receive routine mammograms every two years from 50-70 years of age have been received with shock and disappointment.
Another terrific resource for anyone dealing with breast cancer: Gilda’s Club, a network of organizations that provide emotional and social support, named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989.
As you probably know, Christina Applegate is the gorgeous blond actress whose credits include films like Anchorman and The Sweetest Thing, as well as sitcoms including Samantha Who? and Married…With Children. As you also may have heard, this 37-year-old is also a breast cancer survivor. Needless to say, we were thrilled that she agreed to share her story with The Path of Wellness & Healing.
In one section of our DVD, Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & Healing, Laura Ziskin, Co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer (a breast cancer survivor, activist and hero), introduces the concept of “Information Sickness.”It’s not as bad as it sounds (in fact, it can even be a good problem to have): There is SUCH a wealth of information on breast cancer available to women and their families – from breast cancer-related websites to doctor’s offices, from breast cancer support groups to breast cancer pamphlets and breast cancer books, covering every step of the breast cancer experience from risk to diagnosis to treatment – that it can be an overwhelming experience for someone who’s already overwhelmed by a much larger issue…
Here at The Path of Wellness & Healing, we like to follow a certain adage: Friends don’t let friends get breast cancer. Because our goal is to educate, inspire hope, and raise awareness, we urge you to do your part to help spread our message.
Women around the world – our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – live in fear of the words “You have breast cancer.” And statistics suggest that 1 in 8 will hear them at some point in her life. From diagnosis to treatment, the journey of breast cancer can be a devastating and confounding experience. This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join survivors, activists, physicians and spiritual healers in the battle against this disease, where our three greatest weapons are Education, Community, and Hope.