Mutation carriers can choose to have surgery to remove the breasts, ovaries, and tubes before cancer occurs. Angelina Jolie chose to have those surgeries.
My Personal Story on Breast Cancer Awareness I am a breast cancer survivor in the middle of the five-year, “wait and watch” nail-biter to see if I am cured. The cancer I had was aggressive. It was the high-grade, triple negative type that got looks of sympathy and sighs of relief from the other women […]
Breast lumps and false alarms are not new for me. I have had many lumps, bumps and cysts biopsied over the years. This little pea was definitely something different.
The National Cancer Institute say medicinal mushrooms have been used in many countries (mostly Asia) to treat cancer and infections for hundreds of years. For 30 years, mushrooms have been part of standard cancer treatment in Japan and China, either alone or with chemo!
When my oncologist told me I needed a chemo port as part of cancer treatment, I was in shock. Port placement was the first procedure followed by many surgeries, and 4 months of hardcore chemo. I wasn’t sure I was going to survive the cancer. But if I did, I sure did not want an ugly horizontal scar to remind me of cancer forever.
Cold winter weather makes it hard to want to go outdoors, short days make you want to be home and cozy, and good TV shows keep you up and make you want to sleep in. I need motivation, and it just came into my email box from the National Cancer Institute.
The National Cancer Institute has just updated the list of infectious agents known to cause cancer, and it’s growing. Some of these infections are contagious, even by simply sharing food. The risk factors for ‘catching’ these germs are evolving. Even living a careful life is not insurance enough.
I am on a sabbatical to finish writing a book I started during The Cancer Year. The book is about my path to taming the chaos of the life-abducting, major health calamity. I evolved from a fragile, emotional and physical trainwreck with a dismal prognosis to a survivor with a rosy prognosis, and then onto […]
Writing is an endeavor I would never have guessed for myself, and yet, I’ve come to love it. My penchant for this unlikely form of expression started with my dermatology blog. I love writing my blog for you. It has mushroomed with a calling to write a book about how to be really sick and survive, and then thrive.
Infographics are pictorial ways to relay information. My dermatology and skin health infographic topics range from sun protection and skin cancer to how to apply self tanner. I’ve got one on the BRCA gene too. Take a look and please share them.