A Time for Sharing

By: Breanna Terrell, SurviveMISS Coordinator

A Time for Sharing

The holidays are a wonderful time for togetherness. Family from near and far all come together to celebrate the holiday season. You get together to share stories of what’s happened since you last saw each other and to share food, recipes, and gifts. Having so many of your extended family around is also a great opportunity to learn more about your family’s health history, especially from family members you may not get a chance to see or talk to that often.

7 Common Questions When It Comes To Egg Freezing

By: Dr. Neil Chappel

7 Common Questions When It Comes To Egg Freezing

There are many myths and mistruths out there when it comes to cancer and fertility, so we thought we would take a minute to clear the air a bit. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions that we get in a fertility preservation consult.

What Is A Fertility “Consult”?

By: Dr. Neil Chappel

What Is A Fertility “Consult”?

A diagnosis of cancer brings with it a mountain of brand new information, as well as plenty of choices that need to be made. This can easily become overwhelming and difficult.

Diagnosed With Cancer But Want Children? Think Egg Freezing

By: Dr. Neil Chappel

Diagnosed With Cancer, But Want Children? Think Egg Freezing

Each year, 70,000 women who might want to have children one day are diagnosed with cancer. Most of these women will go on to live healthy and happy lives for years to come. However, cancer treatment (like surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation) can cost a women her chance to have children later on, if she doesn’t prepare beforehand.

Strange Findings Are You One of the 11%?

By: Breanna Terrell, SurviveMISS Coordinator

Strange Findings: Are You One of the 11%?

Strange Findings: Are You One of the 11%? According to the CDC, about 11% of all new diagnoses of breast cancer are in women under 45. SurviveMISS is an organization, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which focuses on the unique needs of this 11%. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis would rock anyone’s world, but receiving that diagnosis at a younger age can be even more devastating, confusing, and hard to process.

3 Reasons Why You Need To Explore This Website

By: Laura Ricks

3 Reasons Why You Need To Explore This Website

Right after I started working with young women fighting breast cancer, I was talking to a woman I know, though not very well, in Los Angeles. I had contacted her to see if she would attending a non-work event I was organizing, and she said she couldn’t because she was being treated for breast cancer.

 The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer

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The Financial Burden of Breast Cancer

Numbers don’t lie and we all know the cost of healthcare seem to keep rising. Comprehending a cancer diagnosis is tough, which often forces thoughts of “What will this treatment cost?” to the back burner. Often the reality of cost doesn’t sink in until patients are undergoing treatment, sending them into a tailspin that leaves them thinking less about their recovery than about how they’re going to pay for everything. But I am here to tell you that it is okay to ask for help and a great first step is to reach out to your healthcare team.

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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