Posts Tagged ‘rhonda m. smith’

Let’s Exercise Our Choices

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

As I’m sure you can imagine, I was totally surprised to discover in my research that, according to HealthDay News, a new study reveals that female cancer survivors are more likely to smoke and have other unhealthy behaviors than women who have never had cancer.

In the study, researchers compared nearly 20,000 women age 35 and older with no history of cancer to more than 2,700 female cancer survivors. Both groups were undergoing mammography screening for breast cancer.  The cancer survivors aged 30 to 49 had higher rates of smoking than women with no cancer history. Cancer survivors were also less likely to engage in strenuous exercise, and were more likely to rate their health as “poor.” (more…)

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The Power of One

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Promise Me by Nancy G. Brinker

Yesterday, I attended my first official event as a board member of the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation – the grantee awards ceremony.  It was a great feeling to be welcomed by my fellow board members, most of whom I met for the very first time, and to see and hear all of the ways in which the money that the Susan G. Komen Foundation raises is utilized on the local and national levels. It made me proud to be part of such a great organization.  It’s amazing what one organization has created and the impact it has had on the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer all over the world.  What’s even more amazing is the power of women and what can occur when they come together for a common cause, in this case breast cancer.   (more…)

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Who Knew?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I never would have thought in a million years that having a life threatening disease would have actually been one of the best things that could have happened to me.  My breast cancer diagnosis, in May 2008, was not just a life altering event but even more so, a life enhancing event. Who knew?

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