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Conquering My Fears: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I was ready to move on from cancer to a different kind of life. I was curious to find out what it was exactly. One step at the time. As usual, my inner child was very impatient to move on, to run towards the next phase. But first I had to finish my daily visits to the hospital.

This Old Breast Cancer Drug Could One Day Cure Superbug Infections

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The "superbug" MRSA has long been the scourge of hospitals. The second-leading cause of infections acquired during a stay, it can result in dangerous ...

How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic synd...

New Study on Tamoxifen Efficacy

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH

This touches on some very confusing medication issues and decisions that patients must make. When it comes to new information and data that actually might change the course of therapy in real time, I always turn to an expert.

Breast Cancer and ISIS: Beyond Surgical Strikes and Chemical Weapons

Lisa Schirch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

The metaphors of cancer and terrorism are easily interchangeable. Breast cancer is a terrorist organization of cells, threatening mass casualties in the rest of my body. ISIS is a cancerous growth, metastasizing at an alarming rate. But waging war on cancer and ISIS do little to address root causes or prevent the conditions that cause these terrors in the first place.

Finding the Courage to Ask for Help

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie L. Scholl

Receiving radiation was a lonely experience, she says. "I was in this room, lying down. I was told not to breathe, not to move. They locked the doors behind me. Great big metal doors. I thought, 'I'm alone.' It was the most alone I felt during my whole ordeal with cancer."

Do You Have the Courage to Save Your Life? Angelina Jolie Shows How You Can

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Life events are often hard to predict. But sometimes you can get a good picture of what is in store for you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

6 Tips About Breakthrough Drugs: For Example, Should Breast Cancer Patients Try to Get Palbociclib?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Breakthrough drugs are widely covered in the media. After hearing about these new drugs, patients and their families are always asking me how they can get access to the new medicine or participate in a clinical trial of the new drug. Let's look at a current example.

Funding Cancer Research: The Danger of Brightly Colored Ribbons

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

Amanda Terkel

Affordable Care Act Makes Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs More Than Affordable -- They're Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Certain medications that are intended to prevent breast cancer will be fully covered under Obamacare, in new guidance set to be issued b...

Cancer-Related Fatigue: Ancient Herb Ganoderma Offers Relief

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Cancer-related fatigue is one of the primary complaints of and is a short term and long term side effect of cancer patients both during and after canc...

Coming Out of The Cancer Closet

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

Work was the only space in which I felt normal, the only place where I could retreat and not think about my diagnosis.

For Some Women With Breast Cancer, a Long Time on Tamoxifen

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

My concern may seem technical, or trivial, but it is neither: It applies to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide who, every year, are trying to make informed choices about treatment of the most common form of breast cancer.

At Peace With Life As I Know It

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I should be arrested for writing something so awful. It feels somehow that if I write this, it will become reality. Everyone knows you must stay positive. You must lead your mind, and thus your body, where you want to go. And yet, I have found my thoughts wandering toward this dark place.

Starting Over

Alicia Garey | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I realize now how many times I had driven past buildings where people were being treated and had no idea. I became one of those people. I stand back, looking at the year that has passed, and still struggle to find the words to describe it.

Astoria Characters: The Survivor Who Speaks Her Mind

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.27.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

An unexpected lump in Anna Kril's left breast gave her a crash course in cancer survival. Spunky and savvy, she was appalled at the lack of resources in Queens for breast cancer sufferers like herself.

Breast Cancer Treatment for ALS?

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

Unfortunately, riluzole is about all most patients will ever hear about. But there are other ideas out there that may play a powerful role in treating ALS, and in my opinion, it's time to get the word out.

No Use Crying Over Cancer Chemo?

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a matter of fact, I have now met my inner "Chemo-Sobby," i.e., I cry at the drop of a hat. Truth be told, the drop of a bread crumb could actually make me burst into tears!

Video: Treatment Options for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Dr. Hope Rugo describes the randomized clinical trials designed to determine the duration and sequencing of hormones and the different approaches required in pre and post menopausal women.

Too Young for This: Menopause at 32

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

I've been receiving Lupron injections since before chemo, throwing my body into "menopause" as opposed to real menopause. No more periods. No more PMS. No more cancer. Maybe, no more eggs.