Category: All For the Breast

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Integrative medicine offers relief and comfort to metastatic breast cancer patients

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients face unique challenges including uncomfortable side-effects from their treatments. For over 25 years, Charlotte Maxwell Clinic, located in Oakland, California, has been working to heal the side-effects of underserved women with metastatic breast cancer through integrative medicine techniques. Charlotte Maxwell Clinic receives Safety Net support from the Avon Breast Cancer […]


CHANGING THE WORLD OF BREAST CANCER – ONE DOCTOR AT A TIME

In 2016, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade welcomed its third class of Avon Global Breast Cancer Clinical Scholars. Last year, 20 physicians from 14 countries trained at 10 leading breast cancer centers throughout the U.S. to learn state-of-the-art approaches to screening, diagnosing and treating breast cancer.  Upon returning home, Avon Global Scholars share their new […]


YOUNG ADVOCATES STEPPING UP TO TAKE DOWN BREAST CANCER

When a family member or friend is diagnosed with breast cancer, it touches everyone – no matter their age. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade meets many young, inspiring people who have been impacted by breast cancer and want to do something about it – so future generations don’t have the same experience. And we spoke […]


Ensuring No Breast Cancer Patient Goes Home Hungry

A cancer diagnosis comes with many new stresses: extensive treatment, medical bills, time away from work. But for some cancer patients, access to nutritious food is also a major concern. Food to Overcome Outcomes Disparities (FOOD), a New York City-based program of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), is working to decrease food insecurity for […]


A Young Mother’s Story about Survival and the Importance of Being your own Advocate

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women. In order to minimize the risk of breast cancer mortality for Hispanic women, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade helps to fund non-profit organizations like Nueva Vida that assist Hispanic women with overcoming barriers so they have access to high-quality […]