Supporting women diagnosed, being treated or living with metastatic breast cancer
All donations to Sisters R Us Circle of Survivors are used to support women impacted by a diagnosis of breast cancer .
Sisters R Us Circle of Survivors (SRUCOS) was founded by Yvonne McLean Florence in 2014.
SRUCOS is recognized by the IRS as 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, established to support women whose lives have been impacted by a diagnosis of breast cancer.
To empower, encourage and educate women diagnosed, being treated, living with and beyond breast cancer.
Joy V. Hepkins, RN, MSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Cancer Center, Darby, Pennsylvania
Thursday, July 8, 2021
7:00-8:00 pm EST
The Survivorship Care Plan:
What All Survivors Need to Know
Future Educational Workshops
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Topic: Cardiovascular Health and Oncology
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Topic: To Be Announced
Socks for Survivors Campaign supports patients being treated for breast cancer by donating sock packages to four major hospitals. Each package contains a new pair of socks and other items the patient can use at the treatment site or at home.
Bountiful Baskets are donated to women diagnosed with stage 0-4 breast cancer
Sisters R Us Circle of Survivors partnered with the Cancer Awareness Network located in Alabama and My Style Matters, Inc., located in Georgia to host the 2nd Annual Virtual Patient Empowerment Educational Series. The theme was "Barriers, Disparities, Cancer Care and You”
The overall goal of this series was to:
The Patient Empowerment Educational Series has ended.
Thank you to our sponsors, presenters and attendees. We look forward to hosting PEES in 2022,
Our collaboration with Jefferson College of Nursing began in October 2019 to conduct a research study on the perceptions of African Americans about clinical trials. A huge thank you to all of the participants who shared their thoughts with us.
Women with an average risk of breast cancer - most women - should begin yearly mammograms at age 45.
Women should be able to start the screening as early as age 40 if they want to. It's a good idea to start talking to your health care provider at age 40 about when you should begin screening.
At age 55, women should have mammograms every other year, although women who want to keep having yearly mammograms should be able to do so.
Regular mammograms should continue as long as a woman is in good health.
Breast exams, either from a medical provider or self-exams, are no longer recommended.
The guidelines are for women with average risk for breast cancer. Women at high risk - because of a family history, a breast condition, or another reason - need to begin screening earlier and more often. Talk to your health care provider to be sure.
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