Breast Cancer Survivor Darlene Arnold Gore Offers Hope, Advice in New Book

Grenada, Miss. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Ten years ago, Darlene Arnold Gore was diagnosed stage 4 breast cancer. She was 50 years old. Doctors told Gore she would likely not live to see her daughters graduate college, get married or have children.

Today, Gore is cancer-free and a proud grandmother of four. In her inspirational new book, “I Have Cancer. I Want To Live.: The True Story of an Unlikely Outcome with Honest and Practical Suggestions for Those Who Want to Be Supportive” (published by WestBow Press), she shares her story of how she battled cancer with the help of friends, family, and, most importantly, faith.

More than just a personal memoir, “I Have Cancer. I Want To Live.” offers practical suggestions to cancer patients, their families and their friends. She gives advice on how to battle the disease and how to cope with the fear and anxiety that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

Although every case of cancer is unique and each family is different, Gore believes there are three steps every cancer patient should take on his or her journey: motivate themselves for the fight; create ways for others to join the fight; and learn how to encourage and help others battling cancer.

“This book can serve as not only a resource but also inspiring hope for the journey ahead,” Gore says. “For the survivor, this book can help celebrate victories and inspire them to help others in real, meaningful ways.”

“I Have Cancer. I Want To Live.”

By Darlene Arnold Gore

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781490845456

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781490845432

E-Book | ISBN 9781490845449

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Darlene Arnold Gore is a speech-language pathologist and lives in Grenada, Mississippi with her husband, enjoying four grandchildren and her new business ventures.

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Breast Implant Concerns

Breast implants are growing in popularity. Many women are electing to have the procedure done to enhance their image. While plastic surgery is glamorized, it is just as dangerous are any other operation. Therefore, it is important to way the pros and cons before deciding to undergo surgery for a breast augmentation.

Breast implants will not last forever. Most people will need to have additional operations throughout their lifetime to maintain their implants due to rupture or cosmetic reasons. The implants can shift creating an unnatural look. Therefore, when calculating the cost be sure to understand that there will be additional doctors visits and operations throughout your lifetime. With each additional surgery, the risk for complications increases. Breast augmentation is not a one time expense. In addition, if you have silicone-filled implants, it is necessary to have biannual MRIs performed to make sure the implants have not ruptured. Since most insurance companies do not cover this expense, over a life time this can be very expensive and may even exceed the cost of the primary surgery.

Once you have undergone breast implant surgery, you cannot go back. Even if you wish to have your implants removed the shape of your breasts will have been permanently changed, and they will no longer look like they did prior to the surgery. Patients see excessive wrinkling and puckering as well as a loss of breast tissue when the implants are removed. Therefore, you will most likely elect to have reconstructive surgery performed.

Breast implants hinder the milk supply to the breasts and may prevent a mother from being able to breast feed her baby. Since studies show breast milk provides superior nutrition and immunity to babies and weight loss to mother, this is a large problem for women who still would like to have kids. In addition, the implants make the screening of mammograms less effective as the images are blocked.

In addition to a larger cup size, patients may experience breast pain, capsular contracture, and changes in sensation after the surgery. Implants rupturing is not uncommon. Especially, if the implant has been in place for a long time, there is a high risk of rupture. Some women’s implants break as the result of being squished by a mammogram machine.

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Local Affiliate of National Health Organization Continues 16-Year Tradition of Funding Programs to Help Fill Gaps in Breast Health Services for Under-Served Populations

Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Michigan’s health care landscape has evolved with the launch of the Affordable Care Act and the Healthy Michigan Plan. Throughout these changes, the Southwest Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen remains a trusted funding resource for under-served individuals. Federal and state-funded programs will now be able to assist uninsured or underinsured women between the ages of 50 and 64 who have an income at or below 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

While this represents a large population, women with incomes above the stated guideline (but still considered impoverished) and/or women under 50 will not have access to these funds. Symptomatic women additionally often forego expensive diagnostic services like biopsies, preventing the opportunity to seek treatment and increasing the risk of a later stage, life-threatening diagnosis. To better serve this population of women, Komen Southwest Michigan partners with local organizations to provide quality breast health education and services.

“We try not to duplicate services and remain focused on the gaps. If someone else is filling a need, we identify other areas in our community’s breast health needs to address,” explained Jennifer Jurgens, Komen Southwest Michigan Executive Director. “Each year an independent grant review committee comprised of local public health constituents selects the most promising applications for funding based on priorities that address the needs in our community. This ensures that each year’s grant slate specifically addresses gaps in the continuum of care from education to screening, diagnosis and treatment.”

This year marks the eighth year Komen Southwest Michigan has provided funding to the Pink Saturdays program. Pink Saturdays provides free mammograms on selected days throughout the month of October for local uninsured women 40-64 years old with annual household incomes between 138% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Income. The scheduling hotline opens on Tuesday, September 2. Women can call 1-800-873-0649 to confirm they qualify and set an appointment.

“Komen Southwest Michigan’s programs are a wonderful complement to the services provided to individuals who qualify through the government-funded Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP),” said Lynn Jones, Kalamazoo County Health Department Coordinator. “However, BCCCP funds are limited, and not everyone who needs services qualifies. That’s where Komen Southwest Michigan comes in. For more than 16 years, they have worked to ensure that all people have access to quality breast health services regardless of their income, zip code or race.”

Individuals living in Southwest Michigan that have questions about breast health or need help accessing services can direct their inquiries to Komen Southwest Michigan.

“Often, a person will call us with questions or seeking services. After a brief conversation, we can help direct them to a grantee or one of the many partner programs available in our community, like the BCCCP program,” continued Jurgens. “Komen Southwest Michigan is a reliable resource for the community. If you need help, if you think there is a barrier keeping you from getting regular mammograms or checking on changes to your breasts, call us. Until there is a cure, early detection is our best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. We will continue our local programs and our global research projects until we end breast cancer forever.”


About Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan: Komen Southwest Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of Komen Southwest Michigan’s net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and genetics testing for under-served men and women in Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties. The remaining 25% funds global, leading-edge research focused on the prevention of, and cures for, breast cancer.    

Komen Southwest Michigan’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. For more information call 877-566-3679 or visit

Connect with Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan on Facebook at and Twitter @KomenSWMI.

About Susan G. Komen: Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $ 800 million in research and provided more than $ 1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Connect with Susan G. Komen (National) on Facebook at and Twitter @SusanGKomen.

Taking Tests – Relief For Negative Self-speak

What on earth is Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and how can it cope with negative self-speak, that is a natural half of our human expertise? If you experience anxiety when taking take a look at or exams, you most likely already apprehend, criticizing yourself doesn’t work. The “faux it until you make it” approach doesn’t either when you feel you have restricted tries to make it, like when taking vital tests like SAT, ACT or board or entrance exams.
The Irony of Acceptance
Acceptance is the muse of the Testing Wizardry e-workbook. On one hand, it could feel counterproductive to accept our anxiety. On the opposite, ask yourself if fighting anxiety has helped. Has it allowed you to feel more peace with the testing process or has frustration and anxiety even intensified?
Accepting the sentiments that we have a tendency to have around take a look at-taking does not keep us within the state of testing worry; rather it permits us to come back to terms with it. Coming to terms, will be both rational and emotional. However, rational acceptance of distress doesn’t do much.
Emotional Freedom Techniques-A Unique Chinese Meridian Approach
This is often where EFT comes in. It aligns us with personal acceptance by applying meridian theory. This approach is predicated on Chinese drugs, that has been around for over a pair of,five hundred years. The details of EFT’s application can be learned here from the free manual. For our purposes, it’s important to understand that EFT is NOT a rational approach to relieving test anxiety. It’s not a psychological approach either.
If you’re like most of us, you already grasp the explanation why you discover testing uncomfortable. You do not need to explore those feelings. You just need relief, thus that you’ll connect to larger prospects for fulfillment in life.
Negative feelings around testing will have heaps of reasons. Worry of success is usually a massive one. This is often a part of human growth and development. Fear of the unknown is related. We have a tendency to may assume we want to move forward in life but subconsciously worry what we tend to don’t know.
A Straightforward Experiment
The negative feelings we tend to have around these problems will be lessened. You may realize that by simply acknowledging these concern that you can move beyond the problem. Here’s a simple experiment to see.
Take a reading on a scale from 1-10 on how you are feeling regarding the following take a look at-anxiety topics.
“Worry of success Fear of unknown High stakes Negative dialog over what you have been told
Currently repeat out loud, “I settle for that I have _____ (topic).” For example, “I settle for that I’ve got a worry of success. ” Next, take another one-ten reading to determine how you feel. Do you’re feeling better? Wait 15 minutes and take another reading. If you still feel higher then you’re an extended approach toward slaying the dragon of take a look at anxiety.
If your feelings did not get higher or maybe intensified, then you are the sort of tough case that Testing Wizardry has been written for. Feel how applying the meridians can make all the difference.

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New Plastic Surgeon Joins Center For Restorative Breast Surgery

(PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Doctors Frank DellaCroce and Scott Sullivan, Co-Founders of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital (SCSH) in New Orleans, are pleased to announce that board certified surgeon Dr. Craig Ashley Blum has joined their highly skilled group of plastic surgeons devoted to reconstructive breast surgery. Blum will work with the team of reconstructive surgeons including Drs. DellaCroce, Sullivan, Christopher Trahan, and M. Whitten Wise.

“We are excited to have Dr. Blum join our team,” states Dr. Sullivan. “He has the compassion that complements the high care standards of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery; and he understands the unique journey each woman experiences when facing loss of a breast to cancer.”

Dr. Blum graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina and received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He also completed his internship and residency in surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and a year of research in cancer genetics at the Hollings Cancer Center. In his final year of surgical residency, Dr. Blum served as the Administrative Chief General Surgery Resident. He went on to complete three additional years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Tulane University where he also served as Administrative Chief Resident.

As a resident, Dr. Blum was a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. He has presented numerous papers and lectures at seminars, national conferences, and in academic settings; and he has published numerous journal articles and abstracts.

For more information about their team of plastic surgeons, the Center for Restorative invites you to visit their website at or contact them at 1717 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 or (504) 899-2800.


The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated center of excellence for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction. Frank DellaCroce, M.D., FACS; Scott Sullivan, M.D., FACS; Chris Trahan, M.D., FACS; M. Whitten Wise, M.D. and Craig Blum, M.D. are pioneers in the art of rebuilding breasts lost to cancer, preventive mastectomy, developmental defects, and deformities associated with previous surgery. Their sophisticated microsurgical techniques allow for recreation of the breast with natural tissue while preserving strength and restoring beauty. Together, with Board Certified Breast Surgical Oncologists Alan Stolier, M.D. and Laura Lazarus, M.D., they comprise a group of international leaders in breast cancer surgery options, pioneering groundbreaking procedures including nipple sparing mastectomy, the Stacked DIEP, the gluteal hip flap, and the revolutionary BODY LIFT Flap. They have performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures for women facing breast cancer, seeking BRCA risk reduction, or searching for solutions to existing breast deformities. Their Center is tailored and staffed to cater to the needs of clientele who travel from all over the world for their services.

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What Fruits Can Prevent Breast Cancer?

Introduction: nowadays, there are a lot of women troubled by breast cancer. In order to prevent this kind of disease, most women would rely on medical treatment, while few of them know that fruits also can help prevent breast cancer. As a result, in the following passage, we will introduce four kinds of fruits, which can protect women from the danger of breast cancer.

First, red dates
Red dates can nourish the spleen and stomach, as well as replenish the blood. They contain a hight content of beta-carotene, vitamin C and B vitamins, and so on. What’s more, red dates contains a group of compounds which are very effective in preventing cancer. Traditional Chinese medicine points out that, eating red dates can enhance human physique and prevent breast cancer.

Second, red apple
The researchers point out that, red apple has good effect in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Scientists have found out that, this is because red fruits and vegetables contain certain plant ingredient, which can effectively inhibit the growth of the proteins contained in the tumor cells. At the same time, it can also reduce the reactive capacity to estrogen of the tumor cells, so as to prevent breast tumor. In addition, purple grape also contains this kind nutrient.

Third, kiwi
Kiwi also has great effect in preventing breast cancer. It contains a large number of vitamin C, and the content of vitamin C is 4 to 12 times as that of orange, 3 times as that of apple, and 60 times as that of grape. Research shows that certain chemical ingredient contained in kiwi can block the production of nitrosamines in the body, so as to play an important role in preventing and fighting against tumor.

Fourth, mango
Scientific research has found out that, eating a lot of mango has the function of preventing breast cancer. The researchers have studied on the polyphenols contained in mango, especially the bioactive component– tannic acid, which has something to do with the prevention and inhibition of cancer. Tannic acid is kind of polyphenol, with a bitter taste. Grape seeds and tea leaves also contain this kind of composition. Research has found out that, tannic acid can destroy the cycle of cell division, thus preventing and inhibiting the growth and reproduction of tumor cells.

Of course, there are also many other fruits which can play a role in preventing breast cancer. However, eating fruits is not the only way to prevent breast cancer. It is also necessary to maintain a regular life, get rid of smoking and alcohol, as well as keep an optimistic mood, and so on.

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Breast Cancer Recurrence And Its Indicators

Breast cancer recurrence can occur any time during the first three to five years after a patient has undergone an initial treatment for removing cancerous cells. In some cases, all the cancerous cells do not get removed from the treated breast. Some cells remain and spread to other parts, while in a few cases it comes back as a local recurrence even after a complete treatment is carried out. Cancerous cells appear near the mastectomy scar or can also occur somewhere else in the body. Lymph nodes, the bones, liver, or lungs are some of the common parts in the body where the breast cancer recurs.

The best way to detect the occurrence of breast cancer again is the continuation of self breast examination. Women who have undergone a surgery or any other treatment method for removal of cancerous breast cells should go for check ups of both the treated breast as well as the other breast every month.

Any changes in the appearance of the treated breast or other areas should be reported directly to a physician. Changes such as a lump or thickening near the treated breast or under the arms persisting through the menstrual cycle or an appearance of a marble-like area under the skin are some indicators of a breast cancer recurrence. If the cancerous cells do not get removed from the treated breast area then you might experience changes in the size, shape, and contours of the breast.

In some cases of the recurrence of cancerous cells in the breast, one can notice changes in the appearance of the nipple. The skin of the breast might become red, inflamed or swollen and scales may start appearing near the breast. Nipples might discharge bloody, clear fluid. Such changes are often the indicators of occurrence of cancerous cells in the breast.

A doctor might also predict a cancer occurrence in the treated woman patient after detecting her characteristics and her tumor. These are known as prognostic indicators. Women who have suffered from breast cancer that has spread to lymph nodes have greater chances of developing this deadly form of cancer again.  Tumor size is another very common prognostic indicator. There is a higher probability of a women patient developing cancer again if she had a larger tumor size.  

A physician also detects the nuclear grade for predicting a patient’s chance of getting cancer again. The nuclear grade is the rate at which cancerous cells divide to form more cells. If the patient had cells with a higher nuclear grade then the odds of cancer cell growth is more in that person. Similarly, cancer cells that contain oncogenes also increase a person’s chance of breast cancer recurrence.

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Orange County- Plastic Surgery Enhances Self-Esteem

Even the healthiest, most attractive person has something about his or herself that could be changed. She might not like her hair or he might like to have more defined pectoral muscles. It surprises most people to learn that nobody is completely satisfied with his or her looks. This is because we are deeply critical of our own looks and we rarely pause to think about the fact that nobody is perfect. Even someone you consider perfect might have a different idea of the definition of perfect, leading to discontent with her looks. Luckily, there are things that can be done to help use create the ideal look for ourselves. With a plastic surgeon Orange County residents can make positive decisions about appearance.

One of the main changes people would make in their looks is their body shape. A lot of people may consider themselves overweight. Though there are reasons related to health for changing your weight or your body shape, there are also cosmetic reasons. Liposuction Orange County can help you get the body you want. No matter how much you work out or diet, there are always changes you are unable to make in your body. Working out will not give you larger breasts or shapelier hips. Liposuction can help you get those last few pounds off.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. This is because no amount of diet or exercise is ever going to make breasts larger. Breast augmentation Orange County helps you achieve the size breast you want, as well as shape the breasts to make them more appealing. As we age, our bodies are affected by gravity. This means our perky, firm breasts from our youth gradually vanish and we are left with sagging in the chest. A great bra can help this, but most women want to maintain the look naturally for as long as possible. An augmentation operation can help.

Breast augmentation Orange County is not just for making breasts larger. Though women who have suffered with small breasts their entire lives might not realize it, women with large breasts have a whole different set of problems. Heavy breasts often lead to backaches. They can also make clothing fit poorly or attract attention women do not want. Operating to reduce the size of the breasts can create a healthier body, as well as a healthier outlook on life. If you are no longer weighed down by large, heavy breasts, you can focus on your body as a whole. Most women agree the ideal situation is a balanced, shapely figure. Breast augmentation can make this possible.

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A Few Easy Air Leak Detection Methods

Air is a substance that is prevalent everywhere but cannot be seen and only felt. Without air we would not be able to breath and be alive. But apart from this, air is being used effectively in many ways in many of our daily utilities. Some of the prominent examples are tire tubes of automobiles like car, bike, cycle etc., certain mattresses that are bloated up using the air (air-filled mattresses), pillow, sofa, boats, swimming pool for kids, toys etc.

In such cases, the air is being trapped in a closed enclosure mostly made of plastic mould. This is done in many ways. In small things like the pillow it can easily be blown in using your mouth. In case of other utilities like mattress, sofa, toys, bicycles etc a hand air – pump can be used. And in case of automobiles, swimming pools, boat etc the same can be done using the compressed air machines. And when the required amount of air is filled in, the open area through which the air was passed inside is completely sealed using a stopper. This is quite well and fine. But, the main problem is that in such cases there have been frequent leaks due to small holes that form up. The Air Leak Detection in such cases is quite difficult as it cannot be apparently seen. But once detected these air leaks can be easily fixed up. 

For this Air Leak Detection there have been many methods used for different products. The normal method for Air Leak Detection, applied mostly by everyone, is by pumping in air into the mould and then putting pressing it on to the surface. Now sharpen your ear and move around with your ears close to the mattress etc., to detect any sound. Where there is a leakage of air, there will be a mild to slight whizzing sound. 

Yet another simple method for Air Leak Detection, normally used to check the tires of bicycles is by preparing a soapy water solution and dipping the inflated tire in it. Where there is a hole through which the air is leaking it will start bubbling. Mark this area with a felt pen and remove it from the water and wipe it dry.

If it is a large boat, mattress, toy etc. this method of Air Leak Detection may not be quite comfortable. In such cases, wet your arms with water and slowly move along through the surface of the mattress or whatever it is. Where there is a hole and the air is leaking through, you can feel the coolness created by this air. Thus you can easily pinpoint the area.

Or otherwise, you can prepare soap water and apply all along the surface. And you can clearly see that where there is a leak, there will be bubble formation. You can then easily mark the whole area and take further action.

The main areas where the Air Leak Detection has to be undertaken are the joints, plugs and seals as they are more vulnerable to air leak.

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