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Why I Hike for ZBC

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Everyone's cancer story is different and teaches us something. Mara Snipes shared her experience showing that even people who do all the “right” things can get breast cancer. She is participating in the Virtual Dispea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer as a way to help others, especially those with fewer resources and support, to have a healthier future, without breast cancer. Read on for her story.

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Dipsea 2020 Zoom Backgrounds!

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This year, the Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer is virtual! Register to hike, bike, wheel, walk or move any way, anywhere for 5.5 miles (the equivalent of the Dipsea trail) between September 1st and 26th. You can do it all at once or a little at a time over multiple days.

Longing to hike the Dipsea Trail in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley but can't make it out for your 5.5 miles? Bring yourself there virtually with our Zoom backgrounds!

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Dipsea 2020 Phone Backgrounds!

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This year, the Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer is virtual! Register to hike, bike, wheel, walk or move any way, anywhere for 5.5 miles (the equivalent of the dipsea trail) between September 1st and 26th. You can do it all at once or a little at a time over multiple days.

Longing to hike the Dipsea Trail in Old Mill Park, Mill Valley but can't make it out for your 5.5 miles? Bring yourself there virtually with our phone backgrounds!

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¿Qué es la neuropatía relacionada con el cáncer del seno? - Parte 2

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Esta es una continuación del blog ¿Qué es la neuropatía relacionada con el cáncer del seno? - Parte 1, que describe los tipos de dolor nervioso y otros síntomas y comienza las historias de varios miembros del estudio Pathways sobre supervivencia al cáncer de mama cuyas historias se cuentan aquí. La primera parte también describe cómo el cáncer y su tratamiento pueden causar neuropatía.

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What is Breast Cancer-Related Neuropathy? Part 2

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This is a continuation of the blog What is Breast Cancer-related Neuropathy? Part 1, which describes the kinds of nerve pain and other symptoms and begins the stories of several members of the Pathways breast cancer survivorship study whose stories are told here. The first part also describes how cancer and it's treatment can cause neuropathy.

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¿Qué es la neuropatía relacionada con el cáncer del seno? - Parte 1

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Muchas personas que han tenido cáncer de mama experimentan dolor o molestias debido a un daño en los nervios conocido como neuropatía. Los nervios controlan nuestro sentido del tacto, cómo sentimos el dolor y la temperatura, y nuestra fuerza muscular, de forma que estos cambios pueden influir en nuestra calidad de vida después del cáncer. Si bien los investigadores tienen mucho que aprender, conocemos las causas y algunas formas de manejarlo.

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What is Breast Cancer-Related Neuropathy? Part 1

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Many people who have had breast cancer experience pain or discomfort caused by damage to the nerves, known as neuropathy. Nerves control our sense of touch, how we feel pain and temperature, and our muscle strength, so these changes can impact our quality of life after cancer. While researchers have much to learn, we know about causes and some ways to manage it.

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Update from Zero Breast Cancer

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Zero Breast Cancer (ZBC) is a Marin County-based nonprofit founded in 1995 that promotes breast cancer risk reduction through the translation of scientific research that supports health and wellness at key stages of life. We share this information with underserved young people and breast cancer survivors throughout the world, from California to New York and Guam to Mexico.

ZBC is announcing that Executive Director Genevieve Gandal is leaving ZBC. We all wish Ms. Gandal well in her future endeavors and thank her for her continued commitment to ZBC's success. Ms. Gandal led the organization beginning in July 2019. She was responsible for improving ZBC’s infrastructure and creating the ‘virtual’ Dipsea Hike that will run during the month of September. We hope that you will all join us for this important event.

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ZBC stands with BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Dear ZBC Community,

The events of the past few weeks have been heartbreaking. We have seen yet more systemic, racist violence adding George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery to the long list of black lives taken, which has caused grief, anger, and public action in the form of national - and even global - protest.

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