Melanie Pierce signed up for the DIY Action Initiative a little over seven years ago with the goal to get her community involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention. Seven years later it is one of the most successful DIY events in the history of Keep A Breast with over $220,000 raised!… Read more »
Sugar has been under scrutiny for a while now, but now a National Institutes of Health funded a study, conducted by University of Texas, finding that high sugar consumption is linked to an increase in breast cancer tumor growth and spreading of cancer. What does this mean to us? This high sugar consumption matches up… Read more »
Kathleen was only 23 and the last thing she was thinking about was cancer, but she found her own lump and everything changed. This is her story. In November 2014, my gynecologist found a lump in my breast, so I had a breast ultrasound done to check it. The ultrasound technician told me that there… Read more »
We are so lucky to have partners that support our mission to educate young people on breast cancer prevention and we could just burst from happiness with all the generous contributions this month. Our gift guide isn’t just full of pink things, it’s full of products that embody the passion of Keep A Breast, from… Read more »
There’s been an ongoing conversation happening in the breast cancer community for a while. A conversation about whether or not checking yourself helps detect a cancer diagnosis or is even necessary for your own health. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force pretty much recommended “against teaching breast self-examination (BSE).” Crazy, right? Here at Keep A Breast, we strongly believe that knowing your body and your “normal” is essential to your health. It’s crucial to understand and be aware when something is wrong, even as a teen or young adult.