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Lemonade from Breast Cancer: Is It Really Possible?

People that I meet today have no idea of my recent breast cancer journey. I just don’t “look” like someone who has freshly been through what I’ve been through. In case you’re new to this site, I had months of “scorched earth” chemo followed by a series of big and painful surgeries and over 15 […]

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A Doctor’s Personal Experience with Cold Caps during Chemotherapy

I was terribly traumatized when my doctors said I needed chemotherapy to treat really aggressive breast cancer. I didn’t want drugs that are poisons in my body and I didn’t want to lose my hair. There were, of course, other anxieties swirling in my head, but I had to quickly decide whether I would use […]

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The BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer: Facts to Help Save Lives

There’s a lot of buzz around the BRCA genes. If you follow what happened with Angelina Jolie-Pitt, you know she helped bring these genes and their mutation to the forefront of cancer conversations. When Dr. Bailey was diagnosed with breast cancer, her gene test revealed she had a mutated BRCA1 gene, which is inherited. Some […]

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What Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer

I’m writing from my own experience. Breast cancer is traumatic for most women and men who are diagnosed with it. We each handle the diagnosis and treatment differently. Some of us have cancer that is more curable, others of us don’t. Treatment can destroy vitality, and the battle may be lost. For others, silver linings […]

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Now What?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Chances are, you know someone who has been touched by this deadly disease in […]

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Brighten Someone’s Day with #RandomActsofRetail

In this busy and often impersonal modern age in which we live, it seems like acts of kindness are rare. It’s sad, but true. No, I’m not saying that people are insensitive or cruel, but in our defense, we’re all so busy and often never see the face of someone we interact with or how […]

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