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June FORCE Meeting

Published: Jun 8, 2016 | Last modified: Mar 28, 2017
Live life empowered! Learn from other people who are navigating the hereditary cancer path at our upcoming FORCE support meeting. FORCE exists to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Join us for our next meeting: June 21, 2017 at...

What are the benefits of breast massage?

Published: Nov 17, 2015 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2017
What are the benefits of breast massage? Montclair Breast Center encourages women to participate in regular breast massage for health and wellness. Self breast massage is a wonderful way to get to know your breasts (and subsequently recognize any changes that may occur). Breast massag...

Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise.

Published: Jul 6, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 14, 2016
"In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges put out a report calling exercise a "miracle cure. I have not been alone in thinking that physical activity to improve health should be hard. When I hear friends talk about exercising, they discuss running marathons, participating in C...

Probiotics for Women's Health

Published: Dec 8, 2016 | Last modified: Dec 14, 2016
What are Probiotics? Probiotics are "good" and "helpful" bacteria. These live microorganisms keep your gut healthy and offer a huge health benefit for gastrointestinal problems. Probiotics are also believed to help strengthen immune systems against infection. Why are Probiotic...

What are Dense Breasts, and why does it matter?

Published: Jun 8, 2016 | Last modified: Aug 30, 2016
Dense breasts have more fibrous and glandular tissue, which appear white on a mammogram. Cancerous tumors also appear white on a mammogram, making them difficult to identify within dense breasts. Fat appears black on a mammogram. This creates a greater contrast against "white" cancerous t...

What is Stage 0 Breast Cancer?

Published: Oct 8, 2015 | Last modified: Aug 30, 2016
The size of a tumor of abnormal cells and whether or not those cells are contained to the place of origin determine the stage of cancer. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), indicating the cancer cell growth starts in the milk ducts. In Stage 0 breast ...

Meet a DreamBuilder

Published: Feb 23, 2016 | Last modified: Mar 16, 2016
We recently participated in a workshop with Amy Minkoff, professional speaker and transformational coach. Amy helps individuals (and groups!) discover and build their dreams so they can live a life they truly love. Specifically, she teaches her clients and audiences how to master dif...

2D vs. 3D Mammograms

Published: Dec 1, 2015 | Last modified: Dec 1, 2015
2D mammograms make images of the front and side of the breast. The breast is compressed between two plates, which may create images with overlapping tissue making it more difficult to find cancer. The best way to discover signs of cancer at the earliest possible, and most treatable st...

Top Food Sources for Vitamin D

Published: Nov 10, 2015 | Last modified: Nov 24, 2015
Recent studies reveal Vitamin D is not only important in aiding calcium absorption, but a nutritional powerhouse with wide-ranging health benefits. Try adding some of these items to your grocery list to increase your Vitamin D intake during the darker, colder months: Salmon (3 o...

Can You Have Breast Cancer at Stage 0?

Published: Nov 19, 2015 | Last modified: Nov 19, 2015
Yes, the stage of cancer indicates the size of the tumor of abnormal cells and whether or not those cells are contained to the place of origin. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carinoma in situ (DCIS), indicating the cancer cell growth starts in the milk ducts. In Stage 0 b...
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