We are more than halfway through October and pink ribbon products abound. Each year, my outrage grows over companies that put pink ribbons on absolutely anything in the name of breast cancer, and this year here they are again.
I'm continually trying to find that balance between spending enough time with my son (as if there were such a thing) and not wearing myself out. Other moms (with cancer or not, working or not), I'd love to hear how you find that balance in your lives.
My decade of 40 is nearing its end and it's been a great ten years of learning and growing. I got divorced. I battled breast cancer. I married the love of my life. I became a certified yoga teacher. I achieved both my first degree and second degree black belts in Muay Thai Kickboxing. When I turned 49, I asked, 'what's next?'
October is a time we give additional visibility to the disease and those affected by it. But, what does any of this have to do with taxes? This is, after all my tax blog. So, let me tell you.
There are many reasons cancer has become ingrained in the landscape of our lives. Cancer prevention should be on the top of every corporate spreadsheet. How would that change the way we do business? What could that do to expand corporate social responsibility?
Apples contain cell protective plant chemicals called flavonoids, which act as antioxidants by scavenging free radicals that are destructive to your genes and by supporting normal inflammation control.
Are you kidding me? How on earth could a day where girls and women are encouraged to post and share photos of their braless breasts and to walk around with their nipples poking through their shirts be "supportive" for women who are living with or who have died from breast cancer?
Better screening tools are detecting more cancers. Women's lives have been saved. These same tools are identifying more cancers that won't result in any harm.
The story about soy is the story about the evolution of knowledge about diet and cancer in general, as they say, and here is the rest of the story.
It's mean-spirited to blame Romijn (or Christina Applegate or Melissa Etheridge) for choosing breast cancer as their cause. But as the parent of a child who lost her life to a pediatric brain tumor, I wish just one of these celebs would lend their wow factor to childhood cancer.
It's amazing to think that 2013 is already the 10th anniversary of the year researchers produced the first complete human genome sequence. What has me excited is that I cannot help but think we have only just scratched the surface.
Life has a terrible way of twisting toward tragedy, and dreams have a funny way of coming true. Few know this better than Gillian Larson. Her methodology? "Dream it. Believe it. Prepare for it. Do it."
As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and what better way to begin the month than by discussing breast health? First and foremost, let this serve as a reminder to perform regular self breast exams and to bring any questionable areas to the attention of your physician.
I have always tried to tell my children about bad things...when they ask about them. For instance, they both know that I had cancer and beat it, and they know that Deb had cancer... and didn't.
"Make your mess your message." I've often heard Robin Roberts say her Mom said. Her mom and my mom are two different people. So how am I Robin's white sister?
Wait, so we may be setting the stage for diseases like breast cancer before a baby is even born?