Latest by Pamela Kaufman

One Woman’s Decision to ‘Go Flat’ After Mastectomy

Breast cancer survivor Rebecca Pine shares how she chose to forego reconstructive surgery and have a baby after mastectomy.

How Bruce Springsteen Helped a Breast Cancer Survivor

These are the life lessons from a Springsteen superfan who has long believed in the healing power of art and music.

Your Multiple Myeloma Questions Answered

A multiple myeloma doctor answers the hard-hitting questions, like how long do I have to live?

How a Brilliant Multiple Myeloma M.D. Found Her Calling

All it took was one unusual multiple-myelmona patient, and Cristina Gasparetto, M.D., was sold.

Tempeh and Green Okra With Grains Recipe

Diagnosed with stomach cancer and had a gastrectomy? Renowned chef without a stomach, Hans Rueffert, shares a recipe for post-stomach removal surgery or as an every-day healthy meal.

Hummus Recipe for Post-Gastrectomy

If you were diagnosed with stomach cancer and had a gastrectomy, chef Hans Rueffert has nutritious recipes on hand that can help. This recipe, for hummus, includes an unusual protein source.

Renowned Chef Doesn't Have Stomach After Stomach Cancer Treatment

Hans Rueffert was known as the talented chef from the debut season of “The Next Food Network Star.” Then, two weeks after the finale, in 2005, doctors discovered he had stage 3 stomach cancer.

9 Tips for Eating and Cooking After a Gastrectomy

A chef and stomach cancer survivor from “The Next Food Network Star” gives ideas for food and cooking following a gastrectomy, including using diabetic cookbooks and nut butters often.

A Brief History of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Throughout the ages, this form of advanced, stage IV breast cancer has caught the attention of doctors and others as they sought effective treatment.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Your Essential Reading List

Find reading suggestions for cookbooks, medical guides, memoirs, and more on metastatic breast cancer.