The Holiday Season

By: Samantha White

The Holiday Season

Holidays bring out the best in people. Streets are decorated and lit, scents of gingerbread and cinnamon fill the air, and everyone is cheerful. SurviveMiss believes in helping our young breast cancer survivors be joyful and comfortable even when faced with the rough road they have to walk.

Men Caretakers and the People Young Breast Cancer Survivors Love

By: Laura Ricks
General

Men, Caretakers, and the People Young Breast Cancer Survivors Love

This month, we here at the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network want to acknowledge the people who love, support and take care of the women we are trying to help. Breast cancer doesn’t just take its toll on the young woman, it also can exact a heavy price on those around her. As Marc Heyison, founder of “Men Against Breast Cancer” says “Breast cancer devastates the entire family.” So here are some tips and resources for men, family members and caretakers helping young women fight breast cancer.

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.

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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