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.

Reflections By A Cancer Survivor

By: Sara Roberts

Reflections By A Cancer Survivor

Predictability is my friend. My husband frequently calls me a "rule follower." Spur of the moment is not my idea of fun. I have never welcomed change ... until I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? While our focus has always been on breast cancer, there are breast cancer survivors who continue to smoke or who have friends and loved ones who also smoke. For these reasons, we thought we’d mention a few things about tobacco, smoking, and second-hand smoke.

Fertility and Pregnancy in Young Breast Cancer Survivors

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Fertility and Pregnancy in Young Breast Cancer Survivors

Being able to get pregnant is a major concern for young survivors who desire to start or grow their families. While it’s always easier to start your treatment plan with future fertility in mind, it’s not always possible. Thankfully today, there are many options available to you whether you haven’t started treatment yet, are in treatment, or even if you’ve already had your treatment.

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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