Shelly Lipscomb Echeverria, who says that she’s called “Survivor Shel” by her friends, has a unique way that she’s sharing her journey with breast cancer.  She created a series of original paintings that tells the very personal story of her journey. 

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy weight and how it can reduce your breast cancer risk. Now I'd like to share with you one exercise technique that I have personally discovered to be of great benefit: Yoga.

By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 income tax form, Pennsylvanians have contributed nearly $3 million for cancer research.  

Each year, breast cancer will take the lives of roughly 40,000 American women. Fortunately, reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy, treatment advances, and early detection through screening have helped reduce the mortality rate. Early detection, though, is a reactive tool at best; it is not prevention. Women know that they deserve better, and they are now aware that they must take more than just their breasts into their own hands— they must take all of their health matters into their own hands.

A lot can happen in 5 years.  Any number of personal triumphs, tragedies, successes, and failures take place.  Kids grow up, anniversaries are celebrated, loved ones pass away. 

“85 years… almost every day there was something special.”  These are the words of Ann Durr Lyon who is celebrating 25 years cancer-free.

In February, Facing Cancer Together explored what every cancer patient wants you to know… The acts of kindness that brought comfort during treatment, the importance of humor, and communication tips for family and friends.  What advice can you share?  Please leave a comment!

Breast cancer survivor Kim Mallett is  doing great today and living life to the fullest after a long road of recovering physically and emotionally,   She shares her new perspective on life after cancer in this video.

Lynn doesn't think of herself as the typical "tattoo chick," but treated herself to a tattoo for her 40th birthday.  Watch Lynn's story below to find out the meaning behind her tattoo.

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