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Definition The term "malignancy" refers to cancerous cells that have the ability to spread to other sites in the body (metastasize) or to invade and destroy tissues. Malignant cells tend to have fast, uncontrolled growth due to changes in their genetic makeup. Malignant cells that are resistant to treatment may return after all detectable traces of them have been removed or destroyed. Information
If you’ve just learned that you have breast cancer, you may be encountering some of the most anxious moments of your life. Although research has come a long way over the past decade in developing extremely effective treatments, the "C" word is still a terrifying one to add to your vocabulary—especially if you’re referring to your own health. At this point, your imagination is probably running wild with fears of what is going on inside your body, and the measures necessary to fix it. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation—naturally, they’re hard words to stomach. The most important thing at this point is to try to stop the thoughts racing through your head and, as calmly as you can, focus on the significant challenge ahead of you. There’s a wealth of information on this site to help you plan your best course of action over the next few days. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide to what you should know—and do—after a breast canc...
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we offer our final 10 inspirations. We hope these posts speak to you.
Forget "Survivor;" We Are Cancer Conquerors “Survivor” is a made-for-TV word. We’re MUCH stronger than that! What To Do When Everything Goes Wrong Yes, you CAN choose your attitude. Lessons From The Waiting Room Friendship and cancer – dropping the social strictures, forging real connections. “Why Did I Get Breast Cancer?” “Why me?” Cancer is NOT your fault! The Warmth Of Touch Reach out and touch someone. It’s OK; really. Happy 5th Life-After-Cancer Anniversary To Me Cancer is a rock in the path. Step over it: the path will still be there. Coming Out Of The Darkness Looking back at treatment, moving on with your life. Stopping To Smell The Apples You can do it all. You can have it all. But… is that REALLY what you want? Learning To Say "Thank You" Gratitude is NOT a sign of weakness: learning to ...
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