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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 […]

An Update on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer – Komen Perspectives

The link between family history and breast cancer was well known even before actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had a gene mutation that greatly increased her risk of the disease. Ms. Jolie’s story has certainly pushed the issue to the headlines. It’s sparked a great deal of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer, leaving many […]

Palliative Care for Breast Cancer: Important and Often Underused – Komen Perspectives

If you haven’t heard of palliative care or aren’t quite sure what it is, you’re not alone. Surveys find that most people and even some doctors, don’t have a full understanding of palliative care and all it has to offer those with cancer or other major illnesses.1   What is palliative care? Palliative care is a […]

Debunking Five Common Myths About Breast Cancer Treatment – Komen Perspectives

After a breast cancer diagnosis, women (and men) have to weigh many, often complex treatment options. Then, along with the help of their medical team and family members, they must make important choices about their care. Key to making these decisions is reliable information about breast cancer. Unfortunately, not all the information people have access […]

Answering Questions About Soy and Breast Cancer – Komen Perspectives

Walk the grocery stores aisles these days and you can’t go too many steps before coming across a food with soy as a main ingredient. Yet, despite such popularity – and in part because of it – soy remains an important and somewhat controversial health topic, particularly when it comes to breast cancer. Many women […]