Breast Cancer Network of WNY

Free Seminar January 10

Please join the Breast Cancer Network of WNY and Dr. Juliana Marciniak for a free educational seminar on Breast Cancer and Chiropractic Care. The seminar is designed specifically for breast cancer patients and survivors and will take place Wednesday, January 10 at the Pivers Center located in the Seton Professional

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Survivor Stories: Meet Kristy Gossel

Welcome to Survivor Stories; a new series you’ll be seeing on our blog that highlights WNY women through their journey from diagnosis to survivorship.  These stories are meant to help spread awareness about detection, treatment options and more.   We are also publishing them so women currently going through treatment know

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Benefits of Qigong

Hello, my name is Grazina Wolfe. I teach Qigong classes at the Breast Cancer Network of WNY. I came to the USA 15 years ago from Lithuania. I grew up on a self-sustainable farm in a very healthy environment. When I came to the USA, I found myself lacking energy and

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What Does a Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer Mean?

Metastatic breast cancer or Stage IV is invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes. You may hear the words “advanced”, “mets” and “metastatic” used to describe stage IV breast cancer that has metastasized or traveled through the bloodstream to create tumors in the liver, lungs,

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Road Trip of a Lifetime

This journey is not the road trip that I planned nor did I intend to take. This road trip began with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer in July, 2014. I took off in a valley of tears. So many in fact that I substituted the kleenex for a small

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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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