I saw a woman, Joann * the other day who had a double mastectomy and who was recovering from her reconstructive surgery. We were talking about how she's coping with her diagnosis. Her oncologist is not recommending chemo and says that her prognosis is excellent. She has a 90% or better chance of being around for the next 5-10 years....more
According to recent research, drinking coffee can lower the risk of Prostate Cancer in men! Who knew? Researchers found that men who drank 6 or more cups/day had a 60% reduced risk of developing the most lethal type. If it sounds like you might float away with that much coffee, don't give up the espresso just yet, because men who drank 3 cups/day had a 30% decrease. Amazing?...more
A controversy is brewing over the benefits (or lack of benefits) of screening for prostate cancer. Although prostate cancer doesn't affect women directly, it does affect the men we love, and that's why these latest studies on screening are so important for us to understand.
I am honored to present Tina as my very first guest blogger. Tina is a childhood friend of mine, who I reconnected with recently through Facebook, only to find out that we are fellow bloggers. You can find Tina at Parent Grapevine, where she has written a 10-part series on her personal experience dealing with her husband's prostate cancer, and more.
What a weird beginning to 2010. I'm so blah. . not feeling like I've shed the grief of 2009 and accepted all the new opportunities that are awaiting in 2010. Right now, I'm really just fakin' it 'til I make it. .Joseph James Johnson, my Dad, passed away at 10 am on January 31, 2009 of prostate cancer. I was not there. I was at home planning for a party. I now hurt, and I carry a lot of regret with me in 2010. I know I will forget this mistake, but I will not forget the lesson, "Don't put off to tomorrow. . " I'm 34, but still learning the same damn lesson.. "...more
Moms serve Bagel Bites® for after school snacks because you know they always come home hungry after a long day of learning and play. Read more and see how our bloggers get through after school activities. Read more