Coping with Breast Cancer
Breast Reconstruction FAQs

Breast Reconstruction FAQs

There are some topics that many women expect to discuss with their doctor at some point in their lives, but, for most, breast reconstruction surgery isn’t one of them.  Yet for many breast cancer patients, developing a reconstructive surgery plan after a mastectomy or lumpectomy is a welcome conversation. What’s …

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Cancer Screenings

When to Get a Mammogram? Your Questions Answered

As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Recently, more breast cancer screening recommendations have been released, which can often mean more confusion for women, particularly those in their 40s and 50s, about when to begin – and how often to get – routine mammograms. If you’re …

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Taking Charge of Your Health
How to Prepare for a Mammogram

How To Prepare (Mentally and Physically) For A Mammogram

For many women, a mammogram can be a nerve-wracking experience full of ‘what-if’s,’ unknowns and other hypotheticals. But often, knowing how to prepare, what to expect and the facts surrounding routine screenings can help put anxious minds at ease. For example, according to the American College of Radiology, out of …

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Breast Cancer Awareness
3 Things Patients Should Know About Breast Cancer

3 Things Patients Need to Know About Breast Cancer

When it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis (or any cancer diagnosis, for that matter) each patient is different. From the way they handle the initial diagnosis to their course of treatment, every cancer journey is unique. Lisa Newman, M.D., a surgical breast oncologist at Henry Ford Health System, works …

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Breast Cancer Awareness

6 Breast Cancer Myths, Solved

Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. Lisa Newman, …

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Complementary Cancer Care
Woman with breast cancer practices yoga outside.

Breast Cancer and the Benefits of Yoga

Thousands of women experience the fear, uncertainty and worry that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis each year. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, and for those who are in recovery, yoga has been found to improve sleep quality, minimize fatigue, depression and joint pain, increase flexibility, and ease the …

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Freezer-Friendly Meals
ginger chicken

Make-and-Take Ginger Chicken with Brown Rice Recipe & Video

When a loved one is going through a difficult time, like a long-term illness or cancer treatment, or a major life-change, like the birth of a new baby, many of us want to offer our support and help. Providing a meal for that person or their family is often at …

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Healthy Snacking

Beet Chips and Beet Hummus Recipe & Video

When you set down a bowl of this beet hummus on the table, its bold pink hue make it impossible to ignore. Not only will the flavor “wow” people, its striking color will undoubtedly spark comment. So why not use it as a conversation-starter about what the color pink has …

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Your Health History

What Mom’s Genes Say About You

At one time or another, most of us have thought, I’m turning into my mother! Maybe it’s when you hear yourself say something you swore you never would to your children. Or maybe it’s an uncanny mannerism you’ve developed. You might even be tempted to blame mom (or dad) for …

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Women's Heart Health
heart, breast cancer

Why Heart Health Is Important If You Have Breast Cancer

When you receive a cancer diagnosis, your heart health may not be top of mind. Even years after treatment, many patients fear the cancer will return. What they often forget: breast cancer treatment may overtax the heart. In fact, studies show that heart disease is the leading cause of death …

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