Shortly after my double mastectomy 12 years ago, my oncologist asked me how I felt about losing my breasts. I told him I was sad and afraid I would feel this way forever. "How you feel will keep evolving," he said.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a gorgeous spring day 17 years ago, ...
It is potentially dangerous to women's health to withhold the screening and causal risk of dense breast tissue from them. How can women be empowered to make informed decisions about their breast health screening when one of the most critical risk factors is being kept from them?
Of course we don't have all of the answers yet, but every single day I am finding more and more information about new drugs, new therapies, new treatments and the promise of so much more on the horizon. So if you think that nothing is being done to help those who are Stage IV breast cancer survivors, I challenge you to take another look at all that is going on around us.
A Crime of Passion is the 7th Joe Dillard thriller. In this novel, Joe is hired to defend a record company baron accused of murdering a young country music star. He finds himself amidst a web of lies so byzantine, he may never learn the truth.
Her cancer was infiltrating duct cell carcinoma, and she had a radical breast resection including lymph nodes, chemotherapy and radiation. She did everything she could to beat cancer and now, at 80 years old, is sharing her tips.
Why do we tell the cancer patient "you look great"? Why do we celebrate when a cancer patient doesn't look like Skellator?
In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.
When you find something you love, whether its science, writing or giving back, make sure you follow it for as far as it will take you and be persistent.
Somehow, I had the impression that an elective mastectomy was different, less invasive than one performed when cancer is present. I convinced myself that the surgery would be more like the cosmetic breast reduction I had four years ago.
I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...
Each year for my favorite holiday I reflect on those things for which I am most thankful. On my list I have always included my thanks for those th...
Do what is best for you and don't let anyone, including me, take you off course. You have enough to think about when you find out you have breast cancer and it can be easy to get lost in the haze.
After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.
Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti.
Artists expressing suffering through their work is nothing new. Some would say it's one of the art world's oldest traditions. Art therapy is also nothing new. But, recent years have seen an uptick in the number of exhibits combining the two in innovative and meaningful ways.