Breast Cancer Network of WNY

Beyond October : Ways to Help Breast Cancer Survivors

For someone going through treatment or living beyond it, breast cancer awareness doesn’t end when October does.  Many survivors and those closest to them, think about breast cancer daily and it impacts every aspect of their life.  They may be thinking about things like:

Will I have a recurrence?

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How to Show Your Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Each year during October, you’ll see many things turning “pink” in honor of breast cancer awareness.  Going “pink” during October is great.  It raises awareness of all those living with breast cancer and those that have lost their fight.
That said, awareness is great,

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Coleen, Stephanie & Metastatic Research

Coleen Jones died on September 18, 2013. She was one of over 40,000 women in the United States who died that year as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis. Coleen was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and my wife of 32 years.
Coleen was 53

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Sometimes It Takes a Village

Have you ever heard the saying “it takes a village?”  You usually hear it used when people talk about raising kids.  If you have kids, you know that this saying can definitely be true at times!
But what about when you’re fighting breast cancer?  When you receive a diagnosis like breast

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Giving When Your Mom is Going Through Cancer Treatment
Mother’s Day gift giving may look different this year if your Mom is going through cancer treatment.  Material items you would have bought in the past may seem irrelevant after a breast cancer diagnosis.  The fragrance from traditional gift items like

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Breast Cancer Disability

Sometimes you just never know where information is going to come from. A week ago I received an email from Deanna Power, Director of Outreach for an organization called Disability Benefits Help. Deanna had prepared an article describing how to apply for Social Security benefits as someone living with breast

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Show Your Support Through Basket and Silent Auction Donations

There are a number of ways you can show your support for BCN!  We always appreciate the gift of your time.  Since we are volunteer run, having volunteers willing to donate their time is critical to our success.
If you can’t give the gift of time or you’d like to

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Worried About Breast Cancer?

Are you worried about breast cancer?  Many women are.  Some women are worried about breast cancer because of family history.  Others are worried about it just because it seems that more and more women are being diagnosed.
Fearing Breast Cancer
Regardless of your reason, fearing breast cancer is a very real and

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Coping with the Emotional Side of Breast Cancer

A diagnosis of breast cancer will impact your life in many ways.  There is no denying that a breast cancer diagnosis will have an impact on you physically.  In fact, when most people think about someone with breast cancer, they think about the physical changes a cancer patient may experience. 

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