The Right Amount Of Wine You Should Be Drinking If You Have Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a terrible disease that affects roughly 1 in 8 women across the United States, and the effect that it has on a person’s life, and the lives of those around them, is monumental.

While the fear of succumbing to cancer is always present in those with a positive diagnosis, many people do not realize the psychological toll that comes with dramatically changing one’s lifestyle.

With cancer, everything changes. In between the pills, chemotherapy, and other treatments, it is easy to lose a sense of oneself.

This is why it’s important to hold onto things that make you remember the normalcy in your life. So doctors have unveiled a “cheat sheet” for patients who have undergone treatment for breast cancer and want to know how they can stay healthy.

Just remember, not all cases are the same.

You should always talk to your doctor about what is best for your health and well-being, including these recommendations.

Jane Fonda Undergoes Cancer Surgery

Cancer touches everyone, whether it’s a family member, friend or beloved celebrity. 39.6% of men and women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Many celebrities have come out and shared their battles with the disease including Julia Louis Dreyfus, Beth Chapman and Senator John McCain.

Now Grace and Frankie actress has revealed that she herself has had to battle cancer and have a growth removed.

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The 80-year-old actress addressed the bandages she had on her lower lip while promoting the fourth season of the her Netflix series in New York City.

“I just want to explain the bandage. I just had a cancer taken from my lip,” Fonda said. “I thought it was going to heal in time before I came before you, but it’s fine. I just want to explain it. I don’t normally go around like this,” she continued.

She then took to Instagram with a photo of the Grace and Frankie duo.

“With Lily in NY. I’ve found a clever way to disguise my lip bandages from removal of cancer,” the star captioned the picture.

That same day, she discussed her cancer diagnosis with Howard Stern in an interview.

FDA Approves First Drug To Treat Women With Breast Cancer Caused By The “Jolie Gene”

It’s estimated that 1 in 8 American women will develop some form of breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.  

After decades of rigorous research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug aimed to treat women with advanced breast cancers, particularly the ones caused by BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations.

This form of breast cancer became quite notable after Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after testing positive for BRCA 1.  

Jolie removed her breasts after being told she’s at high risk for developing breast cancer, and later removed her ovaries and Fallopian tubes after a second health scare.

Dubbed the “Jolie gene,” these flawed genes increase a woman’s risk of developing breast tumors from 12% to 90%.

On Friday, the highly anticipated drug, known as Lynparza, can finally be used on patients, and it has everyone wondering how it’s going to work and how much it will cost.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Celebrates The End Of Her Cancer Treatment In A Heartwarming Way

2018 is off to a great start for Julia Louis-Dreyfus because she could soon be in remission after months of cancer treatments.

The actress, best known for her roles on Seinfeld, The Adventures of Old Christine and Veep, announced the unfortunate news about her health back in September. She revealed on social media that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal healthcare a reality.”

At the time, Louis-Dreyfus, 56, was at the height of her record-breaking career, having won her sixth consecutive Emmy Award for her role on Veep, where she plays the role of Seline Meyer, the vice president of the United States.

The mom of two later revealed that she will undergo chemotherapy to get rid of the cancer. In addition to her family, Louis-Dreyfus had the support of her network, who was rooting for her to make a full recovery and return to the show.

“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”

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According to E!, she finished the first round just one day after the 2017 Emmy Awards. Then in October, Louis-Dreyfus posted an update about her health by sharing a photo after completing her second round of chemo.

“Chemo #2 finito. We are NOT f–king around here,” Julia shared.  “I’ve got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion and you’re going to hear me ROAR. Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration.”

It’s been a few months since the last update, but Louis-Dreyfus is successfully winning the battle against cancer. The actress recently completed her final round of chemotherapy and to celebrate the milestone, her sons went out of their way to show their support in the best way.

Woman Sings “Amazing Grace” After Last Chemo Treatment, And It’ll Bring Tears To Your Eyes

The song “Amazing Grace” has been around for as long as anyone can remember. It holds different meanings for different people, but everyone can agree that it’s a powerful piece of music. It’s a song of hope, perseverance, and finding inner peace.

For Jessie Rhye Recny, it’s a song of survival.

Recny was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer six months ago, after what she believed was just a change in her body due to pregnancy. The mom had just given birth to her son, and she figured the lump she felt in her breast was just a swollen milk gland.

“I don’t want to overreact, I am sure it’s nothing,” she told her sister-in-law, Amanda Rhye. Unfortunately, it was something.

Recny was required to undergo eight rounds of chemotherapy, but Rhye says Recny stayed strong.

“She has been tough, she hasn’t lost her faith and even in the sickest days, she has stayed strong with a smile,” Rhye said. “And did I mention she is beautiful bald?!”

After completing eight rounds of chemo, and surgery to remove her tumor, Recny finally got to ring the cancer-free bell. But when she wanted to make it extra special.

Birth Control Pills Still Increase Breast Cancer Risk, According To New Study

More than 16 million American women who use hormonal contraceptives like birth control pills have a new reason to weigh their options.

For decades, doctors have warned that older formulations of birth control pills increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Over the years, new formulas for the medications which combine lower doses of estrogen with progestin have been introduced.

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The widely-held belief was that these new varieties of birth control pills were safer, and using them didn’t increase your cancer risk as much as older versions of the medicine. But a new study proves that just isn’t true.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed records from the Danish health system, tracking 1.8 million women, their birth control prescriptions, and their cancer diagnoses.

The study’s head, epidemiologist Lina Morch, said that she hoped the results would prove one type of medication was “a better alternative” for women, but instead they revealed that “none of these products are risk-free.”

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In fact, women who use modern birth control pills or recently used them have a 20 percent higher breast cancer risk than women who never used them. That rate is equal to about one extra case of breast cancer for every 7,500 women, which is very similar to the rate for older birth control pills.

Researchers shared other warnings about birth control pills, but also a silver lining to the new study.

Breast Cancer Survivors Reveal The Reg Flags They Wish They’d Noticed Sooner

Breast cancer is a disease that affects many people. Whether it is someone who is suffering from it, or those with family members who are going through treatment, it affects a large portion of the population. It can be treatable, depending on when it is found, but a lot of the times we don’t know the signs.

Two mothers who were each diagnosed with breast cancer have spoken out about what they wished they had noticed. It’s not always just lumps, there is more to watch out for.

Emily Lunn was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2016 after discovering a lump, but she hadn’t connected it to the symptoms she had experienced months before. She first noticed a milky discharge coming from her nipple four months before the lump appeared.

“I had no idea what it was, I just knew it was clearly not normal,” Lunn said. “My GP checked it out but told me it was nothing – it disappeared after a week.”

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Months later when she found the lump, she realized that it was all connected. “I waited because I really thought it would be nothing. Now I wish I pursued my worries [earlier]… being told I have stage three breast cancer was like being hit by a train. I was reeling for weeks before it finally sank in.”

She has gone through treatment but it was a rough process for this mother of two. “Being breast aware is so important to me now. I’m constantly checking myself and looking for changes, anything unusual at all as I know so many things can mean breast cancer.”

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Luckily she has used her experience to help inform others, but that’s not the only other secret symptom that breast cancer has been hiding behind…

Man’s Emotional “Proposal” To His Wife On Her Last Day Of Chemo Will Be Hard To See Through All Your Tears

The last day of chemotherapy for a cancer patient is truly a victorious day.

Reyna Castellanos was already on cloud nine after walking out of hospital to friends and family holding signs and giving her flowers in celebration of this milestone occasion.

Reyna was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, a year after she and her husband welcomed their third child. Together they have three children aged ten, seven and three years old.

After finding a lump in her breast, she went to visit a doctor who told her it was just calcium. After six months, the lump grew bigger and she started to experience minor pain. After visiting a different doctor, she was referred for an ultrasound.

“The ultrasound results came out abnormal and was then referred to get a mammogram a test that I thought I would[n’t] be getting until I would turn 40 and not at such a young age,” she wrote on her Go Fund Me page.

When a biopsy revealed that she had breast cancer, she had to undergo chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to fight the disease.

After her double mastectomy, what was originally diagnosed as stage two breast cancer ended up being the beginning of stage four and required more invasive treatment.

“Next step will be removing my ovaries.. since the type of cancer I have is genetic I run a high chance on getting ovarian cancer,” she wrote.

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Freddy Lopez and his wife had planned to renew their wedding vows on their 10th wedding anniversary, but put it off after Reyna was diagnosed.

The California couple faced some very difficult times during her treatment. Freddy recalled one of their lowest moments, last Thanksgiving, when Reyna was bed-ridden in the hospital.

“She was kind of giving up. She thought she wasn’t gonna make it with breast cancer stage 3 going on 4,” Freddy said. “We were just laying down and…we just broke down and started crying. She told me, ‘I want to get married again. I want to renew our vows.’”

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“I knew she was thinking that she wasn’t gonna make it if we waited. I told her, ‘Yes, we’re gonna get married again and you’re gonna be there.’ I told her, ‘Our kids need you. You can’t give up … We’re together in this.’ ”

So when the 30-year-old walked out of the hospital she was not expecting the big surprise that her husband had in store for her after she finished greeting her loved ones.

5 Early Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer That Could Save Your Life

Breast cancer is a dangerous disease that affects women all across the globe. It is a potentially fatal condition, that if left unchecked can take a woman’s life quickly. Early detection is the best defense for surviving it.

The easiest way to check for the early onset of breast cancer is by knowing your own breasts, and checking them for lumps. Just knowing what to look for is no replacement for mammograms or other early screening tests, but it can help.

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Cancerous masses are more likely to be irregularly shaped and are painless, but they can be tender, rounded and soft. They can even be exceptionally painful. Because of this, it is important to get in and see your doctor immediately if you find a new lump in your breast.

Here are several other symptoms that can mean you should get checked out by your doctor as soon as possible.

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It is important to note that these symptoms can translate into a variety of other causes, it is still important that if any of them show up that you report them to your doctor as quickly as possible.

Harry Connick Jr. Reveals Wife’s Cancer Battle

Harry Connick Jr., the Grammy award-winning vocalist, and Jill Goodacre, former Victoria Secret model, have been married for almost 25 years. In Hollywood terms, that is almost unheard of.

The couple met in 1990 through a mutual friend and were married four years later.

“I think it’s different for everybody but I love my wife and I know she loves me,” the crooner said. “We’re best friends. We’re just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It’s a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that.”

“I genuinely want to know what she thinks,” he continued. I want to know what she’s doing and there’s a lot about her that I still don’t know. I married up!”

The couple shares three kids together, Georgia, 21, Sara Kate (who goes by Kate), 20, and Charlotte, 15.

After 23 years together, it’s fair to say Connick Jr. and Goodacre have been through their share of struggles.

But neither of them could have expected what’s hit them in the last five years.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Provides Update On Cancer Diagnosis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for her roles on Seinfeld, Veep, and The New Adventures of Old Christine, announced in September that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Louis-Dreyfus joins the likes of Shannen Doherty, Olivia Newton-John, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Ethridge, and Edie Falco as celebrities who have also battled breast cancer. They have all overcome the disease.

“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”

Louis-Dreyfus has been a pioneer in women’s comedy since her iconic role as Elaine on Seinfeld. The mom-of-two just won her sixth consecutive Emmy award for her role on Veep, where she plays the vice president of the United States. Her win broke the previous record for number of Emmys won by a performer in a single role.

Now, almost one month after she revealed her cancer diagnosis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has provided an update on her treatment.