Before I had cancer, I read about a woman who had breast reconstruction after breast cancer. One of the reasons she was happy with her reconstruction was that she could now wear low-cut clothing. How vain, I thought. Why would anyone have surgery for a neckline?
Then I had a mastectomy myself. Because the doctor found two tumors on my... Read more
When Elizabeth Edwards was diagnosed with breast cancer, many speculated that taking fertility drugs might have been a factor in causing her cancer. Some studies seemed to support that taking fertility drugs raises a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer, but so does being childless.
A woman who desperately wants a baby tries... Read more
Years ago I had a doctor who had a mobile of birds over her examining table. Another doctor taped a poster to the ceiling. I loved having something to look at while I lay flat on my back. Later when I was undergoing chemo, the lab where I had my blood drawn had a calendar with pictures of seasonal nature scenery. It... Read more
It certainly sounds like a no-brainer--if you want a free, effective way to screen for breast cancer, teach women to examine their breasts. After all, up to 70% of breast cancers are found by women checking their own breasts. Unfortunately, it turns out that Breast Self-Examination (BSE) isn’t as effective as people had... Read more
On any given day you can see headlines touting studies that claim a given food will have some miraculous effect on your health. These studies can be very confusing because often today’s “good” food was yesterday’s “bad” food.
A recent study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment is... Read more