December 4, 2023

Economic Backbone: Breast Cancer

Stepping Up

Asli Goncer's breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 left the software developer with the challenge of her life. But she set about to overcome the disease with an engineer's mindset. Step by step. Day by day. Read more »
Published on 10/31/2023

Collateral Damage

Advances in chemotherapy and radiation treatment have helped millions of patients survive breast cancer. But that often comes with a cost of severe heart damage. In a 2022 study published by the National Institutes of Health, 40,800 breast cancer survivors — nearly 8% of all survivors tracked between 1975 and 2016 — died of heart disease. Read more »
Published on 10/27/2023

Navigating Breast Cancer

Breast cancer mortality rates in Florida have fallen by nearly 45% over the past two decades, according to the Florida Department of Health. The notable decline is attributed to early detection programs, new and highly effective drugs, and improved treatment and surgical procedures. Read more »
Published on 10/23/2023

Strengthening Couples

A USF study aims to support relationships between Latina breast cancer survivors and their partners. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2023

Promising Access

Before the Promise Fund Women's Health Center opened in 2020 at a FoundCare site in Palm Springs in Palm Beach County, only 10% of FoundCare patients with orders for a mammogram received one. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

Tackling Cancer

Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan knows a thing or two about breast cancer. The former First Coast News TV anchor was first diagnosed at the age of 38 in 1999 after finding a small lump during a breast self-check. A biopsy determined that she had triple negative breast cancer, and that led to surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2023

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