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Elizabeth de Armas Reflects on her Internship

Elizabeth de Armas is a student at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Population Health. She interned with Komen Philadelphia for the winter/spring term 2015.  When I decided to pursue a clerkship at Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, I knew it…

I’ve Just Been Diagnosed. Now What?

  HOW TO SURVIVE BREAST CANCER Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health offers anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis powerful guidance for obtaining the best possible care. You’ve either had this happen, or know someone who has:…

Young Survivor Brings Power to Women as a Pink Warrior

Diagnosed at age 34, Davina Walters channels her breast cancer experience every day to empower others and support Komen Philadelphia. I’m strong… I’m powerful… I’m fearless… I am  Davina Diamond Pink Warrior. I wear my pink ribbon proudly because I…

Board President Embraces The Spirit of MLK

On behalf of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, I invite you to join us in celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 19. As Dr. King once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What…

High School Student Uses Poetry to Fuel the Fight

Lankenau High School student, Rydere Belle, shares his original poem to fuel the fight against breast cancer and honor the memory of his good friend’s mother who lost her battle with the disease Cancer comes in many ways lets try…

Esperanza Offers Hope for Young Latina Advocates

Two college students of “Esperanza: Hope for Generations” share the power of knowledge. My Experience with Susan G. Komen – Gloriaclaudina C. Torres Are you actually aware of breast cancer? I thought I was until I attended the Susan G….

Young Survivor Reflects on Her Personal Thanksgiving

Diagnosed in the winter of 2014 at the age of 31, Jennifer Hearn looks ahead to her first Thanksgiving as a breast cancer survivor and how what she is grateful for has changed… and remained the same. Cancer definitely has a…

Radiation as Part of Breast Conservation Therapy: Dr. Lydia Komarnicky

Lydia Komarnicky, MD; Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann Hospital Radiation is almost always delivered after the diagnosis of breast cancer when the breast is conserved (i.e. not removed) by a mastectomy. Remember, radiation is considered…

“Doctor, What Stage is my Tumor?” Dr. Richard Bleicher

Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health offers anyone facing cancer a look into the positive, negatives… and history and potential changes… of  the breast cancer staging system. Staging and Breast Cancer: Time for Some Adjustments.  “Doctor,…

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