Faced with an 87-percent chance of getting breast cancer due to carrying the BRCA1 gene, Angelina Jolie chose to undergo a double mastectomy, she revealed in an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times.
I do a lot with coconut--a lot. I guess you can call me an addict. So when a blogleague (colleague+blogger) issued the call for posts of recipes from a cookbook whose co-author had been diagnosed with cancer, I answered....more
The good news and bad news are the same: "Chemo brain" isn't all in your head! A new study of 189 breast cancer patients who had recently undergone treatments (and before starting endocrine hormone-replacement therapy) found that there were actual changes to their brain after treatment.Of the 189 patients, 2/3 had breast-conserving surgery, more than 1/2 had chemo and 3/4 had radiation....more
From the moment I met Lara nearly 14 years ago, I would have never guessed I’d sit here today and write about the tremendous struggle she faced over this past year. This struggle would end on December 3, 2012, as this would be the day of her final chemo treatment. An emotional yet victorious day for her and a day that would bring closure to her battle with breast cancer. ...more
My mind is occupied with things that aren’t so beautiful. Things like cancer. Things like my second close friend in six months undergoing the knife to remove a piece of her that I imagine, as we all have, she’s grown accustomed to looking down at from time to time. Certainly she’s been painfully aware of its presence recently, if she didn't pay it ...more
Decision made. At 9:45PM I took my first 20mg of Tamoxifen, having spent the better part of the weekend prowling every corner of the Internet in hopes of finding someone to validate my decision, to tell me unequivocally that having weighed the relative merits of treatment with or without adjuvant chemotherapy, Tamoxifen would be enough. Enough for me not to die from cancer....more
Barron's Medical Journal Reporting From George R Brown Convention Center National Basketball Association All-Star Game Houston, Texas And Rice University Houston, Texas USABreast Cancer Chemotherapy Patients Needs Their Friends And Family Help With Fitness and Skin Care...more
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