Category Archives: Pregnancy

“Covergirl” Emmy has 2nd Healthy Baby

Today, Emmy Rickert gave birth to her second healthy baby, 3 years after her diagnosis at age 24 with triple-negative breast cancer. Her story continues to inspire and provide hope to young women diagnosed with breast cancer in their child-bearing years.  Emmy is the face on our Web site, as well as a prominent photo on the cover of our book. Congrats Emmy and Kelly Rickert.



Meet Sara Erzen: A Harrowing Diagnosis During Pregnancy

Sara Erzen of Holt, MI is one of the amazing women telling her story in “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You.” She repeatedly told her ob during pregnancy with her third child that she had suspicious lumps in her breast, finally prevailing, but by then the tumor had become Stage 3, spreading to numerous lymph nodes. She had chemo during pregnant, went on to deliver a healthy baby, then underwent radiation and a single mastectomy with implant reconstruction, only to have it fail. She lives one-breasted, more focus on good health and a good life. Breast cancer is the most common tumor diagnosed during pregnancy, occurring in 1 of every 3,000 women who are pregnant.

at Planet Fitness in Novi, Tuesday, August 13, 2013.  Planet Fitness   Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press
Photo by Kathleen Galligan

Live Facebook Event July 27 on Breast Cancer Surgery, Reconstruction

Please join us July 27 night from 6:55 p.m. CST to 8:15 p.m. CST for a live Facebook event about breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. A top panel will respond to your questions. The link:

By: Courtney Floyd If you haven’t heard yet, a new book written by Pat Anstett is on shelves now! The book is called “Breast Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction:…

Surviving breast cancer in pregnancy

Sara Erzen was 35 and in the second trimester of pregnancy when she found a lump in her breast. She underwent chemotherapy during the second trimester of her pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby girl in March. Her story will be told in our upcoming book. Here, with her oldest daughter, Katey Skerratt, 11, Erzen promoted breast cancer awareness at the 10th annual Henry Ford Health System luncheon to benefit the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute and the Francee & Benson Ford Jr. Breast Care and Wellness Center at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The event funds breast cancer technology improvements and other services at the two centers.

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