Former Massachusetts senator Edward W. Brooke was a history maker for many reasons. He was the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate in 1966 and the only African-American Senator elected to serve multiple terms. He was also the oldest living former Senator. Most poignant, he was a breast cancer survivor and committed to sharing his breast health message with the world.
There are risks and benefits to any treatment for breast cancer. The Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) was designed to answer the question – would premenopausal women with early stage hormone receptor positive breast cancer benefit from ovarian suppression therapy in addition to Tamoxifen? This was an international trial presented by the International Breast Cancer Study Group from Bern, Switzerland.
The report that follows was researched and prepared by Connie Holdridge, Program Manager of Education and Survivorship at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, following the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2014. Read on for the details.
Bárbara Mori, the famous Mexico-Uruguayan actress from the film Insignificant Things was treated for breast cancer when she was 29 years old. She underwent an operation to have the cancer removed and did not need chemotherapy. She shared her breast cancer journey in the 2010 documentary 1 a Minute, with celebrity cancer survivors Olivia Newton John and Kelly McGillis, among others.
Puerto Rican actress Un Nuevo Dia morning show host, Adamari Lopez, at the age of 33 was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy to fight the cancer and is in remission and enduring maintenance treatment today. In the past she was a spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Watch Education and Outreach Program Director, Cheryl Doucette, and breast cancer survivor and DBCC volunteer, Michele Hogsett do an AMAZING job on their DelmarvaLife segment which aired on WBOC last Monday. They start speaking at 1:28 and share personal stories and information on the DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk on May 18 at Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth, DE.