#YWMBC: Sarah


Name: Sarah BlackmoreAge: 27Occupation: Speech-Language PathologistAge when diagnosed with breast cancer: 26 (two weeks before my 27th birthday, happy birthday to me!)Breast cancer type: ER PR- HER2 Invasive Ductal CarcinomaBreast cancer stage: Stage 4 (Oligometastatic with two metastases to the sternum)Treatment: Aggressive treatment with curative intent. Eight rounds of chemotherapy, […]

The 411: How Music Therapy Can Be Part Of Your Cancer Care


Here’s a good reason to tune in: music therapy can have a positive impact on your cancer care plan. We asked SarahRose Black, an accredited music therapist and registered psychotherapist to weigh in on all the benefits that music can bring no matter what age or stage you’re at in […]

New on NCI Websites for July 2019


July 2, 2019, by NCI Staff NCI’s collection of cancer information products is constantly growing, so we provide periodic updates on new and updated content of interest to the cancer community. Annual Report to the Nation Released The most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer […]

I Was Diagnosed with Breast Cancer At Nearly The Same Age My Mother Was


By Lara Parsons When you think of the classic attitude that sickness or death will never happen to you, or that you are one of the lucky ones that haven’t been personally affected, that was never me. Since the age of five, cancer has been a very close relative to […]

News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food


Review adds to the evidence of HPV vaccination success A review of lots of different studies has added to evidence showing that the HPV vaccination in girls has reduced rates of HPV infection, and pre-cancerous cervical changes, in several countries. Experts say it’s still too early to see the effect of […]