A Survivor’s Son Becomes a Fertility Doctor Who Helps Other Survivors

By: Dr. John Preston Parry

A Survivor’s Son Becomes a Fertility Doctor Who Helps Other Survivors

My mother is a 28-year breast cancer survivor. Her diagnosis had so many effects, some of which were positive, including my decision to become a physician focusing on women’s health. I now specialize in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, which includes fertility preservation for those facing cancer.

Check Out The New SurviveMISS.org

By: Laura Ricks

Check Out The New SurviveMISS.org

You know how you feel when you get a new outfit that you just know brings out all your best features? That’s how we here at SurviveMISS and our partners at the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network are feeling these days. And it’s all because we have totally revamped our websites and think they are more attractive and easier to use.

Breast cancer was part of my story before I was even born

By: Devin Moseley

Breast cancer was part of my story before I was even born

In the 1950s, my maternal grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was 16. Knowing this disease was in my lineage made me hyper aware of screening and prevention options, as I always had a sense that it wasn’t “if,” but rather “when” I would be diagnosed myself.

Breast Cancer and Motherhood? Why they are not mutually exclusive…

By: Bernadette Reposky

Breast Cancer and Motherhood? Why they are not mutually exclusive…

When I received a diagnosis at age 40 of invasive ductal carcinoma, I, of course felt shocked, confused, scared, angry and a number of other emotions. But beyond these feelings associated with the medical diagnosis, I started to think about something else…

A Young Breast Cancer Survivor Speaks Out

By: Krystle Hensley
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A Young Breast Cancer Survivor Speaks Out

In July, 2016, at the ripe old age of 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I first noticed a lump in my breast in early June while I was performing a breast self-examination. Initially, I thought it may have been hormonal changes due to my menstrual cycle, but when the lump did not shrink/go away by the beginning of July, I had it examined. At first, my gynecologist thought the lump was a cyst, but he sent me to get a mammogram anyway because of my family history. Within five days of my first visit, and after a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.

The Genetic Tree A Link Between My Child and Me

By: Dr. Marty B. Gebhart

The Genetic Tree: A Link Between My Child and Me

In Mississippi, women of child-bearing age make up more than 50 percent of our population. And, inevitably, some of those women will be diagnosed with cancer.

Body Image Intimacy and Relationships

By: Kim Waldrup

Body Image, Intimacy and Relationships

Intimacy in a relationship is not discussed by many dealing with cancer. It’s a private bond between yourself and a partner/husband and a closeness, which, at times, is strained by what is happening at the moment.

Mississippi'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 Mississippi, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurvivMISS is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveMISS'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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