Dear Friend, I recall that a friend of mine, also a breast cancer survivor, said I was in for one tough year following my diagnosis in the spring of 2015. I know she was being kind and wanted to support my emotional needs through the trauma of surgery and postoperative treatment. At the time, those … Read more
When Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) started this work in 1991, we all had great hope that we would find the answers to our questions on how to prevent the environmental causes of breast cancer. While there has been progress, here we are now, 30 years later, with perhaps more questions than answers.
Dear Friends in Prevention, I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. As Mother’s Day approaches, we stop to celebrate and honor the mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers who have empowered and supported us throughout our lives. We also cherish and honor the memories of those we have lost, as their … Read more
Dear Friend, The holiday season is upon us, and for many, this is a very challenging time of the year. Some face the possibility of not being able to travel and gather with family and friends, and others, like myself, feel the additional loss of a loved one. I’ve been apart from Ann, my late … Read more
Dear MBCC Supporter, In 2001, one of my sisters was diagnosed with breast cancer. The day she told me the news, she drove me to the hospital because I had a panic attack (thinking it was a heart attack)! I watched my sister be brave and calm while going through surgery and treatment. All … Read more