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Be a bosom buddy

Written by Community Health Network on 2/6/2014 4:00:00 PM

Friends affect our healthcare attitudes and can push prevention awareness in a positive and personal way. That’s why Community Health Network created Bosom Buddies.

Bosom Buddies is a program that not only encourages women to get mammograms, but supports women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s a circle of friends that share health information and the importance of preventive screenings and treatment. The Bosom Buddies circle includes physicians, patients, breast health navigators and survivors.

The Bosom Buddies program even rewards women for getting a screening. Women who bring in this downloadable postcard get two Bosom Buddies bracelets: one for herself and one for a friend.

So why are Bosom Buddies so important? The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances for long-term survival.

“Our biggest strength is that we focus on a single disease process in a comprehensive and compassionate manner and focus on breast problems without distractions. We have all the tools we need for state-of-the-art breast care,” said S. Chace Lottich, M.D., FACS, breast care medical director and patient advocate at Community Health Network.

Community Health Network not only makes it easy for women to get screened, but also provides critical support to women who are being screened or have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Community has breast health navigators to shepherd women through breast cancer screening, diagnosis and the treatment process. continue reading ...


Cancer caregivers: A beacon of hope

Written by Community Health Network on 2/3/2014 9:30:00 AM

Behind every Olympian there is a team of trainers helping him or her prepare for competition. Cancer patients also have a team behind them. Cancer caregivers are just like Olympic trainers and coaches – they’re willing to go the distance for the person battling cancer and act as a beacon of hope. Having a support team is critical to a cancer patient’s recovery.

Author and cancer survivor, Lori Hope, talks about how important and helpful it is to have a caregiver in her book, Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You To Know. “We want nothing more than to offer comfort and support, and foster hope. But we don’t always know how—and may feel uncomfortable asking,” said Hope.

Following her own treatment for cancer, Hope asked cancer survivors about issues surrounding their cancer journey that they wanted their families, friends and caregivers to understand. Here are five of the things that she discovered and encourages cancer caregivers to be mindful of. continue reading ...


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