Wonderful insights and wisdom shared by our panelists and the webinar audience who wrote in with questions and advice. While several people reported not being heard or receiving help from their healthcare providers, panelists encouraged us to keep communicating and to share the ZBC neuropathy factsheet with our providers. Below we have a summary of the responses from our webinar panelists and participants, with some extra questions answered.
Women who have had breast cancer are living longer than ever before. By eight years after a breast cancer diagnosis, people without metastatic disease are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment can increase the risk of some diseases of the heart, arteries and blood vessels, also known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Las mujeres que han tenido cáncer de mama viven más tiempo que nunca. A los ocho años después de un diagnóstico de cáncer de mama es más probable que las personas sin enfermedad metastásica mueran de una enfermedad del corazón que de cáncer de mama. El tratamiento del cáncer de mama puede aumentar el riesgo de algunas enfermedades del corazón, las arterias y los vasos sanguíneos, también conocidas como enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV).
New Board President David Shao shares his background and what he values about Zero Breast Cancer in this Get to Know the Board series interview. He first became involved with Zero Breast Cancer in 2012 and joined the board in 2019.
Breast and other cancer treatments can cause heart and artery diseases, which need to be identified and treated. Some may even be prevented. Join us to hear from two cardiologists who work with people diagnosed with breast cancer and a panel of experts to learn about who is affected, common signs and symptoms, and how they are working to prevent and manage cancer-related cardiovascular diseases. Register here.
What a busy year! In 2021, we released two new collections of educational materials that we’ve been working on over the past few years, launched our Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer webinar series, and expanded on our well-established health promotion campaigns. We are so grateful to you for making the successes of our 25th year possible! Read on for some highlights, and please consider donating to support our ongoing work and join us in envisioning a world with zero breast cancer.
A two-time cancer survivor reflects on the adage that laughter is the best medicine.
I like to think of myself as a funny person. I always try to find a way to laugh about something and must admit that I am also a bit of a practical joker at times (as long as no one gets hurt). I even try to keep my sense of humor during difficult times, because it is an excellent way to break the ice in an uncomfortable situation. It helps me make light of my challenging circumstances, and it has helped me heal through considerable obstacles in life.
As you may have heard or noticed, this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Zero Breast Cancer has a lot going on!
One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast cancer can affect people of all genders. While we can't control whether we get breast cancer and it's not our fault if it happens to us, there are some things we can do individually and as a community to make it less likely. Check out our 13 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer campaign and our page on Risk Factors We Can Change Together to learn about simple actions that can reduce the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence.