Figure skating icon and breast cancer survivor, Dorothy Hamill launched a health education campaign earlier this year called BeWisER+ About Breast Cancer, an educational campaign to empower women to advocate for themselves.
The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors who are on anti-estrogen therapy learn more about treatment options, related side effects, the likelihood of the cancer coming back, and new information and tests that may help them work with their doctor to personalize their treatment plans. cancer was estrogen receptor-positive (or ER+), so after she was initially treated, Hamill was prescribed anti-estrogen therapy -- the standard of care for the 80% of breast cancer patients whose cancer is ER+. This was medicine she would have to take for at least five, and as long as ten years as a way to reduce the risk of the cancer coming back.
Dubbed “America’s Sweetheart” for her signature bob haircut, warm smile and fierce determination, Hamill would love to come on the show to celebrate the milestone I 2016 of being eight years cancer-free. Also, this year is her 40th Anniversary of her Olympic Gold medal-win in Austria; and her 60th birthday.
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