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Self-Care for Breast Cancer Survivors during Covid-19 PART 1: Being Active and Eating Well

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Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer has had their lives changed and may have needed new ways to cope . The Covid-19 pandemic is also changing lives. Many of us dealt with wildfire smoke in the summer and the shorter winter days can be another challenge. Breast cancer survivors on the Pathways Study Community Advisory Board (CAB) decided that understanding our risk of Covid-19 and taking care of ourselves are important and timely topics for us to address.

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What I Learned During My Internship with Zero Breast Cancer by Mechiel Taylor

MPH student and ZBC intern Mechiel Taylor

During my Master’s in Public Health degree Applied Practice Experience internship with ZBC, I worked with program directors Catherine Thomsen and Lianna Hartmour to meet communities where they were at. For three months, we collaborated on steps to effectively deliver health information, which involved identifying the organization’s target audience and determining a course on how best to meet the needs of community members in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Marin counties.

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Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer: Zero Breast Cancer's 25th Year Webinar Series

Zero Breast Cancer's 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer

In honor of our 25th anniversary, Zero Breast Cancer is proud to present a series of webinars featuring researchers and community members that we have worked with in our mission to reduce the risk of breast cancer and disease recurrence, and to improve health and wellness for all. Since our early days of trying to figure out what causes breast cancer, ZBC has focused on those of us with higher risk and fewer resources. Please join us to look at what we can do together to reduce the risk of breast cancer through social and environmental justice.

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ZBC's 2020 Impact

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Your Support Makes Zero Breast Cancer More Relevant Than Ever!

2020 has been a challenging and difficult year for the world, with the pandemic bringing new health disparities and racial justice protests highlighting those that have existed for so long. ZBC continues to focus on reaching underserved communities. With your support, we have been able to build on our well-established practices and quickly pivot to work in this new environment.

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Get to Know ZBC Community Partners: Cassandra Falby, Women’s Cancer Resource Center

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ZBC Program Director Catherine Thomsen has had the privilege of working with Cassandra Falby, LMFT, on identifying and addressing issues that people who have been diagnosed with cancer face. As a psychotherapist working with women through the cancer journey, she has shared her insights and expertise with ZBC. A few months ago, Catherine spoke with Cassandra about her life and her work.

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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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