‘Tis the Season for Survival

Welcome back to the last leg of 2016 and our final post for the year! Just a few more weeks before we dive into a brand new year of inspiration and survival…but not so fast…we still have to battle the holiday crowds, keep up with the hustle and bustle of the season, and most importantly, enjoy it :) And before we break for the holidays of course we have to introduce you to our final survivor for 2016, who owes her diagnosis largely to her daughter. Sandra Charlap was vacationing in Mexico during the summer of 2014, when her daughter noticed her nipple looked different; it had become inverted. Sandra later learned that an inverted nipple can be a sign of breast cancer. She was diagnosed just

Survivors on Science: Vitamin D Does Breast Cancer Good

Hey Survivors! Let’s go retro for a moment. We all remember those widely popular commercials in the 80s and 90s… MILK: It does a body good. And though many researchers have debunked this theory pointing to evidence that suggests milk isn’t as good for our bones as we thought, it’s hard to shake our milk mustache nostalgia and some of us old school folk still turn to the white stuff as a source of Vitamin D. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it just shouldn’t be the only thing. So we’re putting the carton aside for a second and zeroing in on Vitamin D itself as a recent study proposes that high Vitamin D intake can lengthen survival rates in breast cancer patients – and we’re all ears on t

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