Face Your Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Empowered

I wish someone had told me about genetic mutations and cancer risk in 2003 when, in my mid-30s, I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. Even though women diagnosed with breast cancer at younger ages are more likely to have a genetic mutation, after combing through every scrap of paper I collected during that time, . . . → Read More: Face Your Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Empowered

BCC Member Attends the Advocacy, Leadership and Scientific Training with the National Breast Cancer Coalition

Annette Madlock Gatison

To continue my education as a breast cancer advocate and social activist I participated in two flagship programs offered by the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Advocate Leadership Summit and the Project LEAD® (Leadership, Education and Advocacy Development) Institute earlier this year. Both programs are designed to increase the knowledge . . . → Read More: BCC Member Attends the Advocacy, Leadership and Scientific Training with the National Breast Cancer Coalition

The Pink and the Black

I was diagnosed with two varieties of aggressive breast cancer, one in 2004 and another in 2009. Both required lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. In 2012 I had a radical mastectomy with reconstruction, which I hope will be my last surgery. But ever since those first words were uttered, “you have breast cancer,” there were things . . . → Read More: The Pink and the Black