Triple negative breast cancer affects my pink ribbon sistagirls in a major way. Susan G. Komen Foundation is holding a free webinar to discuss this particular strain of breast cancer and its impact on black women. The details are below. I hope that you choose to tune in and learn about it.
PS. I did not have triple negative breast cancer. But I do know several women who have struggled with this disease and it is very difficult to manage.
2/14/2011 - Triple Negative Breast Cancer in the African American Woman
3-4 p.m. CST / 4-5 p.m. EST
Please join us for a discussion on triple negative breast cancer in the African American woman. Over the last couple of years, triple negative breast cancer has received a lot of attention from the breast cancer community. In spite of this “buzz,” women who are diagnosed with this form of breast cancer are confused about what the diagnosis means and do not understand their treatment options or their risk. Our two speakers for the hour will be Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade from the University of Chicago Medical Center and survivor and Komen advocate, Tina Lewis.
PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER TO JOIN THE WEBINAR BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW. AFTER THE WEBINAR, YOU CAN CLICK THIS LINK TO HEAR THE RECORDING.
This event is being streamed. It is recommended that you listen via your computer speakers. If for any reason you are unable to stream, you can listen to the audio via the telephone by calling:
Telephone (ONLY if you cannot listen through your computer): ( 877 ) 633 - 6595
Conference ID: 38804979
NOTE: Please click the link below to easily test your internet connection prior to joining the meeting:
Connection Test: http://test.meeting-stream.com
I had a momentary crisis of faith this morning. I received a message that one of my pink-ribbon sisters found out that her breast cancer has returned for a third time. That news shook me deeply. After the fear subsided, the anger took over and once again I had to really stare into the mirror and adjust my faith.
Renewing my faith is a regular process. I lost my composure earlier today. Sometimes it is tough to remember that my blessing isn't another person's curse. They too have their blessings to be grateful for and thankful of.
I do not know what causes breast cancer. I do not know if something in our environment, our food supply, or something else is contributing to these high incidences of cancer. I do know that until a cure is found, I will continue to ring the alarm that we all need to do what we can to live our best lives to maintain our breast health.
Half of American Adults May Have Pre-Existing Conditions Putting Them At Risk For Rejection by Health Insurers
from Department of Health and Human Services
January 18 ,2011
Up to 129 million adults under age 65 have some medical condition which would put them at risk for being denied coverage by American health insurers, according to a U.S. government study. The conditions, ranging from cancer to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, or asthma, would trigger rejection or much higher prices in the individual health insurance market.
New year, new me... new blog. :)
This year, I'd like to present my blog and the breast cancer journey in a new way. I am opening up my blog for guest posts from people who would like to speak about breast cancer (or fabulous boobies) and its affect on the world.
If you're interested... send me an email (send it directly to fabulous.boobies AT gmail.com) and let me know what you'd like to write about.
-250 words (can be a little more or a little less depending on the piece)
-answers the questions: how does/did breast cancer impact your life? what do you do to make sure that your boobies (or the boobies of people you love) stay fabulous?
-images will need to be approved before posting.
-all submissions can be cross-posted to your own blog
-all submissions will be subject to review/editing before posting
-you decide the tone -- can be funny, sad, reflective, etc. totally up to you.
That's it!! I'm excited to see what other people may want to share with the breast cancer community. Nearly a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The impact on the world is major. I want to raise up a chorus of voices -- not just survivors either -- to discuss this disease and its effects on the entire world. I want to hear from mothers, fathers, children, friends, co-workers, health workers, employers, financial gurus, nutritionists, etc. ... anyone who has something to say.