The power of epigenetic-based diagnostics and prognostics is exponentially growing with expanding medical research.
The theory that abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer was debunked long ago. Why then does the claim still appear from bumper stickers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers to the Internet?
As I started to approach that two-year mark, I noticed that my work was picking up, that my spirits were picking up, that my energy was indeed picking up. My hair had grown back in and I was indeed feeling like a full human being again.
Recently, I received that dreaded phone call that all Stage 4 cancer patients fear: "Your scans are back, your disease is progressing, and your chemo is no longer effective."
We have to let our girls have their girlhood and not be pushed into premature womanhood. It's not healthy for them as children and continues to affect them as adults.
Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.
The new year began with comforting reports assuring us that cancer is due to bad luck. Johns Hopkins researchers concluded that up to two out of ever...
In January I had my regular scans. Scanathon, as I've come to call it, as it's an all-day process. Scanathon consists of a CT and bone scan that I usu...
There is much the United States and its allies can do to help developing countries meet the NCD challenge at relatively modest cost. By placing the cancer crisis far higher on the global health agenda, we have it in our power to spare millions from needless suffering and death.
The effort against cancer has been most successful in developed regions of the world, where cancer death rates have been declining steadily for the past 25 years. It's hardly time, however, to take a victory lap, because the advances of the developed nations haven't translated into significant progress in low- and middle-income countries.
It was Chris' own words that inspired her sister Anne to advocate for density reporting legislation in their resident state of Ohio. Anne was embarking on a new journey which was foreign to her, the political culture of breast density reporting legislative advocacy.
The world breaks down into two camps, my genetic counselor said: people who want information, and people who don't. I've been writing about gene tes...
Life before cancer was full of details and memories. Life after cancer is full of moments. Especially, the in between moments, where the true gift of being present and awake is always available to us. No invitation needed.
This week I talked with Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), about their premier fundraising event, "Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party for Prevention."
BRCA testing is done for people with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Last fall, one of my colleagues at BFFL CO discovered that she was BRCA positive. Her mother also tested positive. Naturally, they both had a number of questions for me and for their genetic counselor, so I decided to put together a checklist.
If there ever was, and there certainly was the time when Chloe had to basque in the glow of her iconic mothers fame. Her own has not come easy. Nor were the doors readily being opened to enable her success.