Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer screening is one of the best ways to discover cancer at an early stage. Early detection and early treatment increases survival rate and improve the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. There are several ways to screen for breast cancer:

1. Mammogram – this is the most common type of screen test. […]

Sue McCollum meets Four Star General Stan McChrystal (Ret.)

At a fundraiser for Higher Ground, a Sun Valley based nonprofit supporting veterans, Sue McCollum had the pleasure of meeting U.S. Army Four Star General Stan McChrystal (Retired). McChrystal inquired about Sue’s My Blue Dots pin and after learning more, wanted one to wear to support his friend on his cancer journey.

 

 

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Stanford Finds Mental Health Prescription: Nature

Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.

Feeling down? Take a hike.

A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.

Specifically, the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that people […]

Julie Dillion

“So each day I’ll pin it on my chest

Sending my thoughts and prayers to you.

Placing you in the arms of God

Knowing He will be with you too.”

– © Sue McCollum

To learn more about our pin story and order your pin, visit our pin page.

Maribeth King

It’s a non-verbal message

I will wear every day,

If I’m at work, at home

Or off to play.

Effect of laughter in radiation therapy

A good laugh may have significant benefits in radiation treatments. A recent study by Kong et al. (2014) explored the effect of laughter therapy on radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients treated with radiation therapy. Radiation-induced dermatitis is one of the most common side-effects of radiation therapy such that 95% of patients receiving radiation therapy […]

Celebrate summer without compromising your health!

Nothing says summer like a beach party and good ol’ barbecue smothered in sauce! And of course, there is the alcohol.

However, for liver cancer patients and survivors, there are some dietary restrictions. Even with the limitations, there are still ways to indulge in the celebrations without harming one’s health.

1) Fill up on the […]