The Financial Impact of Cancer

By: SurviveAL Guest Blogger

The Financial Impact of Cancer

The true lifetime financial impact of having cancer is not known, and varies from person to person. Some of the main concerns we hear about are: women without insurance who are asked to pay for their treatment, the cost of time lost from work due to doctor’s appointments, and the cost of co-pays and medications.

Relationships with Family Friends and Children

By: SurviveAL Guest Blogger

Relationships with Family, Friends, and Children

Talking to your loved ones about your diagnosis and treatment and maintaining communication can be difficult. However you can’t expect them to know how you’re feeling unless you tell them.

Personal Relationships with Spouses and Partners

By: SurviveAL Guest Blogger

Personal Relationships with Spouses and Partners

Personal relationships can be a difficult thing to navigate for all people, but particularly for some breast cancer survivors. Some women who are already married at the time of their diagnosis have fears that their relationship with their spouse will change, and others who are not married fear that dating will become much more difficult.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

By: SurviveAL Guest Blogger

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

At the time of your biopsy or surgery, your doctor looked closely for “receptors” on the breast cancer tissue that was removed. Receptors are a protein that is present on the surface or in the inside of the breast cancer cell. These receptors interacted with something else in your body (most often some type of hormone) and caused the cell to change or grow and make the cancer.

5 Years By Guest Blogger Corita Fincher

By: Corita Fincher

5 Years! By Guest Blogger Corita Fincher

43, 680 hours, in other words, 5 years, that’s how long I have been a breast cancer survivor, this month, January 2016! I couldn’t wait to send out an email to family and friends to ask them to help me celebrate!

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By: SurviveAL Guest Blogger

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, the incidence of cervical cancer in Alabama is 8.7 women out of every 100,000 (which is higher than the national average of 8.1). This means that more than 200 women each year are diagnosed with cervical cancer in Alabama each year. Here are some quick facts about cervical cancer prevention and early detection.

Alabama's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Alabama, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveAL is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveAL's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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