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A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie

In an article in the New York Times today, My Medical Choice, Angelina Jolie promised to share some background about her medical treatment with women seeking more information about BRCA gene Read the rest of this entry »

Self Health 15 Minute Smoothie

During my keynote speech to the American Cancer Society’s Young Professionals group in Hollywood, I shared one of my favorite recipes – not just to stay healthy, but also to Read the rest of this entry »

Sheryl Crow’s Ultimate Breast Cancer Prevention Guide

Sheryl Crow and I were recently invited to the Dr. Oz show. Because breast cancer can be such a complex topic, I was particularly excited when I found out Read the rest of this entry »

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

A Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) biopsy uses a small needle to remove fluid or cells from a suspicious lesion. These cells are then smeared onto slides Read the rest of this entry »

Stereotactic Core Biopsy

A stereotactic core biopsy (SCB) uses a mammography machine to guide a biopsy needle into an area of concern. When suspicious lesions are identified on a mammogram Read the rest of this entry »

Supporting The 2009 Save Lids To Save Lives Campaign

There are many ways to give back, especially with an emotional cause such as breast cancer. While I focus most of my philanthropic efforts on Pink Lotus Petals these days, Read the rest of this entry »

Questions To Ask After Diagnosis

I was invited to the TODAY show for 2009 breast cancer awareness month to talk about the top questions to ask your doctor after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Here is a quick summary Read the rest of this entry »

Quick Facts On MRI

I frequently get asked what MRI technology is, how it works, and under what circumstances it should be considered. Here are some quick facts on MRI Read the rest of this entry »