In every neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), about half of the tiny residents are there because they are born prematurely and need help to breathe and get accustomed to their new world outside the womb. 577 more words
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Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. 744 more words
Since I’m 36 years old, I am considered a “high-risk pregnancy.” As a result, there are a lot of genetic tests that I’m “encouraged” to take, tests that screen for Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, and other genetic defects. 693 more words
Family history and some inherited genetic mutations affect breast cancer risk in both men and women. Having an immediate family member (a parent, sibling or child) with a history of breast cancer increases your own risk of breast cancer. 555 more words
If you haven’t heard Bomshel – Fight Like A Girl here it is, one of my favorites!
So 2015 has been a whirlwind of emotions, appointments and surgeries but I am very thankful for everything that I have been able to go through this while keeping a positive attitude. 1,362 more words