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theinvestor
09-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Breastcancernowwhat.ca (http://breastcancernowwhat.ca/) is developed by young women who have had breast cancer who want to pass on information and support to women who are currently battling the disease, like Saleema Noon.

Noon was a 36-year-old newlywed when she found a cancerous lump in her breast in 2007.
"I felt shock, fear, I felt like I had been hit by a truck," said Noon.

To help cope with the diagnosis, Noon wanted to reach and connect with young woman who were battling cancer but found few options.

"There are a lot of us, unfortunately, more than you would think but it is difficult to reach out to them and to come into contact them, even by phone," said Noon. "I sought out women through friends and family members and they were incredibly helpful -- just to talk for a few minutes with someone who understood exactly where you were coming from."

Full article - http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110927/bc_cancer_website_110927/20110927/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Jen
09-29-2011, 03:08 PM
I recently read an article about breast cancer and the medical coverage they received. For those with economic inequalities, some woman had a hard time with becoming ill.

The article is "Lower-Income Women with Breast Cancer: Interacting with Cancer Treatment and Income Security Systems" Gould.

Unfortunately, the article I read is not available online, but I did find this...interesting how money can be the decision between life and death...right and wrong...interesting read.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/10/19/us-cancer-survival-idUSTRE59I4MO20091019