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Monique’s Story: Advocate for Your Health & Trust Your Gut

Monique Eddins was diagnosed in November 2019 with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma. An active-duty service member and mother of four, her journey began when she noticed a lump on her left breast. After testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, Monique worries about her children’s risk of developing breast and other cancers in the future.

Imposter Syndrome: The Dave Grohl Predicament

By Paula Schneider, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen   I’m often asked about the amusing paranoia that is “imposter syndrome.”   Have I experienced it? Absolutely.   How can you overcome it? Through one realization:  You only need to be smart enough to lead the band.  For those unfamiliar, imposter syndrome strikes people at all stages of […]

Patient Navigation a Powerful Tool for Those Living with MBC

As a breast cancer researcher, Dr. Julie Palmer never imagined her sister, Beth, would be diagnosed with the disease. After being diagnosed with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in her late 40s, Beth underwent a double mastectomy and moved on with her life. Nine years later, Beth learned the cancer had metastasized to her bones and lungs. […]