Friday, October 26, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, a woman in Massachusetts state has a 133 in 100,000 chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. That's on the high side compared with the rest of the nation. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Norwood to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Friday, October 5, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Norwood and Massachusetts.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Norwood and beyond: The third annual Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held in Dedham on Oct. 13. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from this event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which grants you automatic entry into raffles. Addicted to Zumba? Join other Zumba enthusiasts at the Party in Pink Zumbathon in Brookline and enjoy a workout while making your donation. Are you a member at Work Out World in town? For every mile walked on the treadmills marked by …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Two local restaurants will be putting special items on the dessert menu to benefit cancer research in Boston.
During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 7 through May 13, more than 250 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, chocolate, and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, including One Bistro Restaurant and SKY in Norwood. These Norwood establishments will create a unique dessert to include on the menu during that time. Desserts start at $3 and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc. - a newly formed non-profit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer was started in 2000 by Carol Brownman Sneider in memory of her mother, Eva …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Peter Dexter of ONE Bistro in Norwood will participate in the Massachusetts Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s 4th annual “Chefs for the Cure” charity event on Saturday, April 28.
Press release submitted to Norwood Patch Head chef representative Peter Dexter of ONE Bistro in Norwood will participate in the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s 4th annual “Chefs for the Cure” charity event on Saturday, April 28, at The Viking Center in Westwood. “Chefs for the Cure” is an exclusive culinary tasting-style event which gives guests the opportunity to sample gourmet cuisine from some of the finest local chefs. Foodies will enjoy an intimate atmosphere, where they will experience scintillating flavors while interacting directly with participating chefs from eleven of the best restaurants in and around Boston. Chef Dexter of ONE Bistro restaurant will serve a lemon risotto with gulf shrimp. The event …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Support your friends and family by showing us your pink!
Observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by showing us your pink! Wear a pink ribbon, or print out the one we’ve created for you, shown here. Snap a photo of yourself with it, or wear it and introduce yourself on video. It’s easy to upload photos and video to our site. We invite you to share your stories, your inspirations, your struggles, your memories. Tell us more about the loved one you lost to breast cancer. Or share the stories of how your sister, your friend, your dog, your boss or your neighbor encouraged you during your own recovery. Show us your pink, and show your support for others who are fighting breast cancer.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Both doctors have clinical interest in the treatment and management of breast cancer.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Norwood Hospital recently announced the additions of Carol Vasconcellos, MD, JD, hematologist/oncologist, and Charu Taneja, MD, surgical oncologist, to the hospital staff. Dr. Vasconcellos is board certified in hematology and oncology as well as hospice and palliative care. She completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her residency in internal medicine at New England Deaconess Hospital and graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vasconcellos has been in private practice for eighteen years and prior to that was on staff at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Westboro State Hospital. She also retired from active duty with the United States Air Force. Dr. …