SurviveMISS Help for Young Women With Breast Cancer in Mississippi

By: Laura Ricks

SurviveMISS: Help for Young Women With Breast Cancer in Mississippi

If you're reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with SurviveMISS and the help it can provide young women facing breast cancer. But just in case you aren’t, please take the time to explore this website and follow us our social media platforms. And then spread the word.

Relationships One Survivor’s Perspective

By: Valerie Stingley

Relationships: One Survivor’s Perspective

Relationships are the very core to human existence. With a diagnosis of breast cancer, relationships including medical, family and friends, spiritual and oneself become even more of a foundation for your survival.

Intimacy

By: Robert “Bob” Harris, MD and Steven Speights, MD

Intimacy

Sexual dysfunction after treatment for breast cancer; there’s something new out there………..

Accepting Help

By: Jami Watson

Accepting Help

As a two time breast cancer survivor, I cannot express enough the importance of relationship. Cancer is a beast in itself and should never be fought alone!!

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

By: Natale Sheehan, MD

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

What does a Medical Oncologist mean when we render the diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer? Once a patient has a biopsy with confirmed breast cancer, further tests are performed on the cancer to detect the presence of receptors on the cancer cells. What are receptors?

Genetic Testing

By: Joseph Maher, MD

Genetic Testing

Approximately 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers are related to women having inherited a gene that leads to a high (although not absolute) risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, and sometimes other cancers such as ovarian cancer.

Screening Saves Lives

By: Dr. Mildred Ridgway

Screening Saves Lives

If there’s one message I want to convey to women, it is to simply say don’t skip your Pap smear. I fight the disease of cervical cancer every day with patients who don’t deserve to have the disease and certainly don’t deserve to die from it.

Reflections By A Cancer Survivor

By: Sara Roberts

Reflections By A Cancer Survivor

Predictability is my friend. My husband frequently calls me a "rule follower." Spur of the moment is not my idea of fun. I have never welcomed change ... until I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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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