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How to Treat Dry Nose for Chemo during the Holidays

Do you suffer from an itchy and dry nose? Do you know how to treat dry skin on your body but not your nose? Winter weather does not only dry and chap our hands, but it can also dry the skin inside your nose. Additionally, chemotherapy treatments have a tendency to cause dry nose intensifying […]

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The Most Common Form of Skin Cancer & What You Can Do about It

As unfortunate as it is, you likely know someone who currently has or has had skin cancer. Chances are, it’s been Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC), which is the most common type of skin cancer. Here in our Northern California Dermatology office, we see a lot of people who have basal cell carcinoma. What is basal cell […]

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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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