Insight, Winter 2013/2014
Our cover story focuses on the role of peer emotional support throughout one's breast cancer journey, including what it is, how it differs from and complements the kind of support received from healthcare providers and where to obtain it. Learn in what ways connecting with someone like you can reduce your sense of isolation and empower you emotionally.
Understand how less common forms of breast cancer may present with some symptoms and signs not commonly associated with the disease and in what ways these cancers are treated. The four cancers presented are Paget disease of the breast, malignant phyllodes tumor, medullary breast cancer, and inflammatory breast cancer.
TeMaya Eatmon, who was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ at age 36, shares how her own experiences with breast cancer and connecting with other women at C4YW: Conference for Young Women, inspired her to begin advocating for others affected by the disease.