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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They are called Therapy Dogs and they're some of the most popular faces at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
For many women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, as soon as they have a mastectomy, thoughts of the reconstruction process start.
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.
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.
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 is also known as stage four breast cancer, the most serious kind.
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.
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.
Robert Eberhardt will ride more than 60 miles Saturday for the Ride for Roswell to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
They say knowledge is power. That's especially true for women when they're first diagnosed with breast cancer.
When it comes to breast cancer, survivorship means more than just finishing treatment or even being cancer free.
Radiation treatment is often used after surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells in the breast area. It's also known as radio therapy.
When it comes to breast cancer, patients have several treatment options. But with those options can come some pretty uncomfortable side effects.
Many patients find yoga to be a good option for staying active.
Buffalo's Kevin Guest House provides families of cancer patients a home away from home while their loved ones get the care they need.
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.
One of the many challenges that go along with cancer, is deciding how to tell family members and loved ones about your diagnosis.
ORCHARD PARK, NY-- A group of students at Orchard Park High School have joined forces in the fight against cancer.
Just imagine how hard it would be to battle breast cancer and beat it and then have it come back years later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.