breast cancer

American Epidemics

I started losing friends to breast cancer when I was in my thirties. One of the lowest points I experienced during my infertility struggle was coping with my friend Sheila's abortion; she had late stage breast cancer at the time and a pregnancy would have hastened her death. I was so grateful that she lived long enough to meet my...

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Breast Cancer and Your Fertility Options

Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer may now have new options to preserve their fertility and conceive after their treatment for breast cancer is completed. The state of NJ has mandated coverage of fertility preservation treatments for women of reproductive age who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. This article will discuss emerging new therapies for fertility...

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Politicizing Healthcare

The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen foundation to stop funding Planned Parenthood really caught my interest. The Komen Foundation initially announced they would not fund breast cancer screening for patients at Planned Parenthood because they have a policy saying they will give no funding to programs that "are under investigation." Planned Parenthood was "under investigation" because anti-abortion groups...

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