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The Largest Chisel in the Statue of My Character

We all have a series of moments in our lives that have sculpted our character and created the mold that we exhibit today. These moments have tried our patience, energized our desires or instilled fear beyond our ability to control, yet each and every defining moment has arrived us here to this time; exactly as we are. It hasn’t been until more recently that I have found power in one of my most galvanizing life moments and stabilized myself in a mental and emotional state where I am comfortable sharing one of the largest chisels in the statue of my character. Since 1985, October has served as the annual awareness month for breast cancer in the United States. Since then, October has served as

HIS Giving Story

Sir, You Have Breast Cancer! Hearing these words is what made a difference in helping to save lives! In October of 2008 and after ignoring some basic signs and symptoms for about 4 months, Harvey was officially diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Even though his younger sister had lived with Breast Cancer and three recurrences and had been genetically diagnosed as BRCA2 positive, he was still shocked that, a 54 year old male, could contract this disease. HIS Breast Cancer Awareness was co-founded by both Harvey and Vicki who are brother and sister, both breast cancer survivors and both carry the BRCA2 genetic mutation. There are approximately 2600 men diagnosed with this disease each year, however

Care Options for Older Men with Breast Cancer

Deciding Which Care Option in Right for Older Men with Breast Cancer Although men of all ages can have breast cancer, it is most common to receive this diagnosis after the age of 70. This means that in addition to the challenges of aging, these individuals must also learn to cope with the stress of breast cancer treatments. One area in which this can cause significant complications is an elderly individual’s living arrangements. Prior to having the condition, a particular type of living arrangement (e.g. staying at home) may have worked well. After enduring hospital stays, treatments, and the ongoing need to receive medication and assistance, it can be difficult to assess whether those origi

Living With Male Breast Cancer: How To Prevent Infections During Treatment

Every year, 60,000 cancer patients in the US are hospitalized because their reduced number of white blood cells could not stand up to an infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chemotherapy is vital for fighting male breast cancer, but it can damage the patient's immune system by reducing their white blood cell count, a condition referred to as neutropenia. Low white blood cell count makes the body more susceptible to illnesses, and increases the severity of symptoms when the illnesses strike. While it is impossible to prevent chemotherapy from destroying white blood cells, male breast cancer patients can do a lot to prevent illnesses so that they can stay str

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