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Image: Science-all.com Chi-Nei-Tsang Because traditional, Western medicine was not particularly effective with my gnarly chemotherapy side effects, I was open to all kinds of alternative treatments. For example, to deal with my plumbing issues (the list is way too long … Continue reading

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Image: Jupiterbreastcare.com Only in America can we find a way to scare the bejesus out of a woman with normal breasts and a normal mammogram. But that’s exactly what breast density notification laws in about half the states, including Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Image: Landesbioscience.com The topic of endocrine disruptors has been in the news a lot lately.  So much of the time, I feel like terms such as these are thrown around haphazardly without full explanations of the who, what, why, and … Continue reading

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Image: Neuropathyjournal.com After my taking the drug, Taxol, I experienced something called neuropathy. It is yet another example of the collateral damage that chemo does in its pursuit to eradicate breast cancer (or any kind of cancer for that matter). … Continue reading

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  Myths About Breast Cancer from an Oncologist Grandparents.com Nearly every day, I am asked questions about breast cancer. What amazes me is the omnipresent myths and assumptions (there are soooo many!) made about the disease. Countless times each week, … Continue reading

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Image: Collegefashion.net One of the things that I really wish that I had been prepared for during chemo treatment was the havoc that it was going to bring to my fingernails. Now, I’ve never been a slave to my nails, … Continue reading

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Integrativecare.us   What is integrative care? An integrative approach to care combines advanced medical treatments with therapies to help keep you strong during your treatment. Integrative therapies can include: Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Therapy Naturopathic Medicine Oncology Rehabilitation Pain Management … Continue reading

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Image: Pgeveryday.com Age, genetics, family history, and other factors may contribute to the likelihood of breast cancer. Yup. Read on about other factors.   Did You Know? Breast cancer is 100 more times common in women than in men. (Please … Continue reading

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Image and article adapted from: Oprah.com   Even as more and more black women are dying needlessly from breast cancer, funding for the free mammograms that low-income, underinsured women count on is drying up.  The CDC’s National Breast and Cervical … Continue reading

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A Yo-Yo Diet

Image: Thequalipedia.com This holiday season was been pretty f-bomb mahhhhvelous, from every perspective: the parties, the people, the food, the beverages…most of all for being healthy enough to enjoy all of it (Shining Moment). The only downside to this holiday … Continue reading

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