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    Youtube.com I’m thrilled beyond belief to report that for the first time in a year and a half, I have slept eight hours in a row three nights…in a ROW.  I can hardly contain how happy I am. … Continue reading

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Cnn.com Thanks to Cure’s 9th Annual Cancer Guide, “reality checkers” are an absolute must. I know you are asking yourself, what’s a reality checker? Right? Well, if a statement or claim seem too good to be true, it probably is.  … Continue reading

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Theodysseyonline.com Cancer can start almost anywhere in the body and often forms a solid tumor.  Certain cancers, such as leukemia and myeloma, involve the blood and blood-forming organs (such as the bone marrow) and circulate through other tissues, where they … Continue reading

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Angelsteppingstones.blogspot.com   Translating a pathology report can be quite daunting, yet it is essential for all patients to do. Did you know by law, patients are entitled to a copy of their pathology report, and that most hospitals will provide … Continue reading

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Goodwholefood.com A handful of red cherries may be your smartest nighttime nosh: “They can help raise melatonin production in the body, allowing you to fall and stay asleep.” Says GH Nutrition Director Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D. Plus, eating foods high … Continue reading

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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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