Only two Republican candidates participated in Tuesday's Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum. I thought four was a poor showing for the Democrats on Monday. But two? I had a hard time mustering the interest to watch this disappointing show of support for a disease consuming the lives of countless Americans-myself included. I did... Read more
Politics isn't necessarily my thing, but cancer is. So I tuned into the Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum on Monday, August 27 to hear what the Democratic candidates had to say about the cancer question. Why a forum on cancer? To make sure the candidates we have now and the two who ultimately fight for the presidency discuss the... Read more
Jacki and John Donaldson
My mom was the first person I called after learning I had breast cancer. She lives in my neighborhood, and I knew she’d run right over and console me. She did. My husband was the second person I told. He became the first, however, to respond to my every worry, concern, and fear about a disease that would... Read more
Please read my new article on screening and diagnostic mammograms. It discusses what they are and their role in breast cancer detection and care.Also, see more resources on breast exams, from digital mammography to breast MRI, in our special section.
The American Cancer Society recently announced that breast MRI and mammogram, when used together, give doctors a better chance of finding breast cancer early in high-risk women. Early detection of breast cancer is critical because the the cancer is easier to treat and survival outcomes are more hopeful. Learn more about this breast exam in a new... Read more