Carrying a mutation in a breast cancer gene elevates your risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer but does it impact your likelihood of survival? For years, scientists have speculated that women who carry the breast cancer genes have poorer outcomes. A study published in the July 12, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found similar death rates among carriers of mutations … Continue reading Breast Cancer Genes Don’t Impact Survival
Eva Ekvall was a Venezuelan beauty queen at 17, and third runner-up in the Miss Universe by 18. She was a model, actress, television news anchor and author. Indeed she accomplished a great deal as a young woman, but while such achievements were highly praised it was the beauty’s personal struggles that displayed her true strengths and determination.
Ekvall was diagnosed with breast cancer six months after the birth of her first child. She released a book emphasizing on her battle and bringing more public attention to the disease. “Fuera de Foco (Out of Focus)” included Continue reading “Eva Ekvall: Forever Beautiful In Our Hearts”