The Angelina Jolie Effect: The Public Impact of Celebrity Breast Cancer
A recent research study examined the impact of Angelina Jolie’s announcement related to breast cancer. In May of 2013, the actress announced she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer, after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation. According to this study, this announcement triggered a significant rise in the number […]
Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors: How much is enough?
Early detection and improved treatments for breast cancer have resulted in better prognosis for patients. A recent review of research related to physical activity and breast cancer confirmed that exercise decreases risk of recurrence, increases quality of life, bone mineral density and strength and decreases fatigue and pain in breast cancer survivors. The study concluded […]
National and Regional Conferences Feature TurningPoint Experts
An important part of TurningPoint’s mission is to advocate for specialized rehabilitation care for all women with breast cancer. TurningPoint is heavily involved in educating the health care community locally and nationally about the role of rehabilitation and exercise for women with breast cancer. In September, Jill Binkley and Cathy Furbish, TurningPoint Physical Therapists, presented at […]
Q&A with TurningPoint’s Jill Binkley on AJC.com
Sunday Conversation with … Jill Binkley 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 | Filed in: Local News A decade ago, Jill Binkley, a physical therapist, started TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, a nonprofit offering rehab services for women being treated for breast cancer. Binkley understood the enormous need for such services because she had undergone treatment […]