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Why I'm Not 'Fighting' Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I still fervently believe that I have never been engaged in a fight with breast cancer. Has this been awful? Has this been a struggle? Has this been a long haul? Absolutely. But, I have still never engaged in a "fight."

Making Decisions About Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

I find myself at a real crossroads right now with big decisions to make about my treatment for breast cancer.

The 'Hellacious' Hotness of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Though I knew it was only a matter of time (because generally chemotherapy for F-Bomb Breast Cancer puts women into early menopause), I was holding out hope that I might actually avoid one side effect of chemo: "hellacious" hot flashes. Nice try.

Questions Children Ask About Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 10.11.2011 | Parents
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Since the time of my diagnosis of FBC (F-bomb breast cancer), we have talked openly with our five-year-old daughter about both the disease and its treatment.

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: First Cycle, Almost

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

This morning, I was the first patient at the cancer clinic ready for my first round of chemotherapy. Despite my professional experience as a nurse, I was surprisingly nervous.

Diagnosis: Breast Cancer -- My World Stopped

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Breast cancer isn't funny. Not at all. My journey, however? Frequently guffaw-inducing.