Breast-Cancer-Ribbon.jpgBreast Cancer

Definition of breast cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts (thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipple). Another type of breast cancer is lobular carcinoma, which begins in the lobules (milk glands) of the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the breast ducts or lobules to surrounding normal tissue. Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. Read more.

national-breast-cancer-foundation_logo.jpgThe National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. NBCF programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow.

We journey along a road of experiences and emotions, passing significant milestones along the way. When suddenly, the road beneath our feet takes a sharp turn, breaking from what was once certain. 

Breast cancer causes this break. Perspective ruthlessly shifts; you and your loved ones see the road differently than before. 

about breast cancer with these informative videos from Beyond the Shock.
These video chapters gently explain the types and stages, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

Beyond The Shock
Chapter 1 - Introduction
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Beyond The Shock
Chapter 3 - What is Cancer?
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Beyond The Shock
Chapter 5 - Types & Stages - Introduction
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Beyond The Shock
Chapter 2 - Breast Anatomy
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Beyond The Shock
Chapter 4 - Diagnosis - Section 1
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Beyond The Shock
Chapter 6 - Treatment - Introduction
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Sample story: Let’s Talk Toothpaste

While most toothpastes on the market are free of chemicals of concern and have a very low risk of
exposing you to anything harmful, there are some that contain questionable ingredients. You probably don’t have to give up your favorite brand, but it’s a good idea to check the active ingredients to be sure. In particular, look for triclosan. Read more.

skin_deep_logo.jpgVisit the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep website to search for cosmetic products. Products are given a hazard score by EWG based on the ingredients' links to cancer, allergies, and other issues. The EWG is an environmental health advocacy organization based in the United States.


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