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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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Image: tumblr   In the past few years, much has been discussed about the link between paraben exposure and breast cancer. I have to be honest (as you know that I always am!) and admit that I didn’t pay much … Continue reading

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Flax-seedoil.org Flaxseed oil and seeds (also known as linseed) have both been promoted as valuable substances for preventing cancer, but when I was in the middle of treatment, I wondered whether it was safe to consume? Here’s the thing: it … Continue reading

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Cleanse

Cardinalpointwi.com By late November, I realized that I had already put my ice skates on and was on the verge of going down the slippery slope of holiday indulgence. I looked something like this: Bread? Yummy! Champagne?  Why not? Dessert? Sure! Fortunately, … Continue reading

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