Double Check 2

Doublecheck 2 When it comes to health—yours and your loved ones'— the power of knowledge can translate into saved lives. That is why we have teamed up with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to raise awareness about breast cancer through the "Double Check 2" empowerment initiative. Our goal is to make sure that all women understand their risk for the disease and the options available to them, and to encourage them to get a second opinion in the face of a breast cancer diagnosis. We'll also highlight the productive, exciting things breast cancer survivors are doing in our community.

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Therapy Dogs

1:32 AM, Dec 23, 2011

They are called Therapy Dogs and they're some of the most popular faces at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Double Check 2: Reconstruction Process

8:24 PM, Dec 15, 2011

For many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as soon as they have a mastectomy, thoughts of the reconstruction process start.

Blankets of Love Is Labor of Love

11:42 PM, Nov 28, 2011

BUFFALO, NY -- The Double Check Two Series focuses on innovations in the detection and treatment of breast cancer.  But two local women are responsible for a different kind of treatment for breast cancer patients... one that involves kindness. 

Raising Awareness in At-Risk Communities

4:56 PM, Oct 27, 2011

You've no doubt seen a lot of pink this month for breast cancer awareness. And although the message is getting out there, it turns out there is still a lot of work to be done.

Spirituality & Breast Cancer

6:18 PM, Oct 20, 2011

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis and treatment is without a doubt challenging. Many patients say spirituality can be a tremendous help to getting them through the ordeal.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

5:01 PM, Oct 13, 2011

Metastatic Breast Cancer is also known as stage four breast cancer, the most serious kind.

Breast Cancer Detection

4:56 PM, Oct 7, 2011

There is good news and bad news when we look at the statistics regarding breast cancer. That's because mammography is so good at catching breast cancer in its early stages when much can be done to not only treat it, but also cure the disease.

Pathologist's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

10:53 PM, Jun 30, 2011

Last October, Barbara Bartholomew got her annual mammogram and was told she had breast cancer. She said her experience working in the Niagara County Health Department taught her that getting a second opinion is important.

Ride for Roswell: Team 2 Member Raises $7000+

6:45 PM, Jun 27, 2011

Robert Eberhardt will ride more than 60 miles Saturday for the Ride for Roswell to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

WNY Breast Cancer Resource Center

5:37 PM, Jun 23, 2011

They say knowledge is power. That's especially true for women when they're first diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer: Survivorship Issues

9:36 PM, Jun 20, 2011

When it comes to breast cancer, survivorship means more than just finishing treatment or even being cancer free.

Treating Breast Cancer with Radiation

4:50 PM, Jun 9, 2011

Radiation treatment is often used after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells in the breast area. It's also known as radio therapy.

Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

5:54 PM, May 19, 2011

When it comes to breast cancer, patients have several treatment options. But with those options can come some pretty uncomfortable side effects.

Yoga and Breast Cancer

9:40 PM, May 12, 2011

Many patients find yoga to be a good option for staying active.

Kevin Guest House: A Home Away From Home

1:21 PM, May 5, 2011

Buffalo's Kevin Guest House provides families of cancer patients a home away from home while their loved ones get the care they need.

Herceptin and HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer

4:17 PM, Apr 8, 2011

The diagnosis of a HER-2 positive breast cancer used to carry a grim prognosis.  But the success of the drug Herceptin for treating women immediately after their surgery has had remarkable results.

Telling Family You Have Cancer

3:58 PM, Apr 8, 2011

One of the many challenges that go along with cancer, is deciding how to tell family members and loved ones about your diagnosis.

High School Cancer Awareness Club

4:01 PM, Mar 25, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY-- A group of students at Orchard Park High School have joined forces in the fight against cancer. 

Breast Cancer Recurrence

4:54 PM, Mar 18, 2011

Just imagine how hard it would be to battle breast cancer and beat it and then have it come back years later.  

 

Single Women and Breast Cancer

5:37 PM, Mar 11, 2011

All relationships are complicated.  Now imagine finding out your girlfriend has breast cancer.  It turned out to be a true test of love for a local couple.

We Can Row-- Buffalo

6:23 PM, Feb 25, 2011

You could say cancer survivors are all in the same boat.  And that's especially true for a group of women who are battling breast and other types of cancer.

Supportive Partners

8:13 PM, Feb 17, 2011

BUFFALO, NY-- A breast cancer diagnosis can put an incredible strain on even the strongest of marriages.  It is critical that patients have a supportive partner who helps meet their physical as well as emotional needs.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

11:57 PM, Feb 15, 2011

It's not a form of breast cancer you hear a lot about but it's one every woman needs to be aware of.  Inflammatory breast cancer is the kind that a woman is most likely to find on her own.

Bella Moglie - The Breast Cancer Network's New Home

9:53 AM, Feb 8, 2011

For years, the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York moved from church halls to private homes to college campuses.  Now thanks to a generous benefactor, they have a permanent home called Bella Moglie, a facility named in honor of a local businesswoman who battled metastatic breast cancer.

Sisters Share Breast Cancer Journey

5:52 PM, Jan 27, 2011

You won't find two more loving and supportive sisters than Patricia Stewart and Barbara Brown. When each sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, just a little over two years apart, it began a journey of support and compassion that could be a model for what any person battling breast cancer could want.

Breast Cancer's Link to Ovarian Cancer

12:38 AM, Jan 21, 2011

BUFFALO, NY-- It's important for every woman to know her risk for breast cancer and her family history.  But women should also know about another link with a different type of cancer.

Breast Cancer Rates in WNY

6:24 PM, Jan 13, 2011

For the past several months, we've been telling you about the latest research and innovations in breast cancer diagnostics and treatment.  And that's left many people wondering whether there is a high incidence of breast cancer in Western New York?

Risk Assessment & Prevention Program

12:00 AM, Jan 6, 2011

BUFFALO, NY-- Many women have no idea what their risk is for developing breast cancer.  But after undergoing a risk assessent evaluation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, women at low, moderate and high risk can take part in a prevention program suited to their needs.

Fertility After Breast Cancer

6:17 PM, Dec 30, 2010

BUFFALO, NY-- It's a major concern for women diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age:  will getting pregnant cause my cancer to return?  And will my fertility be affected by the chemotherapy and radiation I received as part of my treatment?

Fertility and Breast Cancer

5:54 PM, Dec 22, 2010

It's a common misconception about women who have survived breast cancer: becoming pregnant could be physically dangerous, or even cause cancer to recur.  It turns out that's not true.


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