Dr. Brem explains the risks associated with breast density—breast cancer is not only harder to diagnose, but women with dense breasts are four times as likely to have the disease.
The inspiration behind Re-Bra, and the breast care education and materials attached.
The Breast Cancer Alliance, based in Greenwich CT, held two medical conferences with leading experts, which meant to inform women on how to take action against the disease and circulate breakthroughs and research.
Listen to Andrea’s story about testing positive for the BRCA1 mutation and her prophylactic mastectomies, advice on how and when to screen, and more.
Dr. Rachel Brem explains how her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to become a leading radiologist, and confirm her own breast cancer.
Dr. Rachel Brem speaks about the importance of mammograms and the cure for breast cancer—early detection.
Dr. Rachel Brem expounds upon breast cancer and its treatment’s transformation from being hushed and mutilating, to being cosmetically positive and curable. She discusses terms and tools that must be understood, such a breast density, and her own experience with breast cancer.
Andrea Wolf discusses her decision, because of her BRCA1 mutation, to not get breast cancer in her thirties like her mother and grandmother, and undergo prophylactic mastectomy.
The Re-Bra initiative allows for breast surgery patients to donate their pre-surgery bras to low-income women who cannot afford bras of their own.
WRC-TV discusses the inspiration behind the Brem Foundation, and its B-Fund, which provides women with follow-up screenings and diagnostic tests two weeks after receiving an abnormal mammogram. Dr. Rachel Brem expounds upon the need for women to be their own personal advocates, because after all “no one knows you as well as you know you.”
Andrea Wolf discusses the B-Fund, and the need for women to be screened after finding an abnormality on a mammogram. The diagnostic tests, as Andrea explains, are not free and therefore cause health disparities based on wealth, which the B-Fund is hoping to alleviate.
The Interfaith Works Clothing Center teamed up with the Brem Foundation to launch the Re-Bra initiative.