Standard chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, but also kills many normal cells, causing side effects like fatigue, hair loss, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Biologic therapy works by targeting drugs to act against the specific molecular changes that make cancer cells "tick."
Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can't wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals it's a mixed blessing.
'You can make an appointment to see us in six months.' Those words, from my oncologist's PA last week, were the sweetest words I have heard in a long time. For while I still have three weeks to go with my daily radiation treatment, I seem to be done for a while with at least one doctor -- the oncologist.
We have all experienced pain, loss, failure, and feelings of embarrassing inadequacies. Yet, all too often, we keep the scars of our journey hidden because of shame.
I am strongly advocating that along with any cancer diagnosis, a person should be given immediate access to behavior therapy.
A Weekend With The Family plays like an African-American version of Meet The Parents with just as many, if not more, laughs. In the film, Whang plays Sue Clancy, a traditional Korean-born woman married to a black man named John (Dorien Wilson).
Because I am a sommelier, I naturally pair life situations with wine. In no way does my pairing wine with my breast cancer journey mean that you shoul...
For women it's the Holy Grail. Finding clothes that flatter your body is a quest that never ends. Short-waisted, long-waisted, big bust, small bust. We've all got issues. We get older and the issues just evolve. More accurately, expand.
.Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6, 2016, after a life in film, politics, the White House, and family care-giving. Many people have forgotten the courage she displayed in fighting breast cancer while serving as first lady.
It's an honor to celebrate these women and countless others this month - the 28th annual Women's History month - who uncompromisingly pursued their passions and dreams, often in the face of criticism, stereotypes and stigma.
Connecticut radiologists, once in opposition to density reporting laws, have demonstrated through its data in clinical settings what has been in the literature for more than two decades.
I always thought of my family history of breast cancer like the deer alongside a mountain road; I have to be aware of the risks and take precautions to minimize bad outcomes.
This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.
No one should expect that others are going to take a quick lesson on the proper etiquette of breast cancer discussions so until such time as the subject is no longer on the "don't talk about" list, there are certain realities that should be addressed. People will be people and you can't expect that they will act and react just as you would like when you drop this level of news upon them.
She's Fighting For Your Life One in eight women will develop breast cancer, and one in sixty-seven will develop ovarian cancer. These statistics ser...
Depending upon who is writing the article and to what research they are referring, the data seems to fluctuate so quickly that it seems virtually impossible to make a decision on what information and recommendations to follow.