Archive for the ‘My Story’ Category

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 »

Divorced due to cancer?

I am curious to know, how many people get a divorce after the diagnosis of breast cancer. I know of several women, including myself, that found themselves single in the midst of all the turmoil Read the rest of this entry »

Early Detection: Uncompromising and Redefined

Most women do not look forward to their annual mammograms. After all, who wants to be reminded that there is a 1 in 8 chance that you might get breast cancer in your lifetime? Read the rest of this entry »

Does Cancer Change You?

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you might have a fear of the word cancer and if it will change who you are. The questions that ran through my mind on the day I was diagnosed Read the rest of this entry »

My Cancer Journey Begins Now

So far, my cancer journey has been pretty easy. I’ve just gone to some appointments to meet with the members of my new healthcare team which includes a breast surgeon, oncologist and breast navigator Read the rest of this entry »

How To Tell Your Family And Friends You Have Breast Cancer

Is there really any “right” way to say, “Hey, I’ve got cancer?” I think not. However, it is a subject that must be dealt with and can be very emotional for the person relaying the news Read the rest of this entry »

Mastectomy Or Not…That Is The Question

It’s not like I go around flashing my bare breasts around for the world to see. For the most part, that part of my body is covered up with clothing and the appropriate Read the rest of this entry »

Scars Reveal What You Have Been Through But Also Where You Are Going!

Being a Stage Three Breast Cancer survivor reveals alot about myself. I still have not finished my surgeries after five years but am confident about the women that I am Read the rest of this entry »

Diagnosis Breast Cancer: A Young Patient’s Story

Sunday, May 23, at 6:13 p.m., at age 36, was the day that I learned that I have breast cancer. I became an official grown up at that very moment. I knew that this diagnosis could be a possibility, as the Read the rest of this entry »

If You Have To Have Breast Cancer, You Might As Well Be In Beverly Hills!

The Diagnosis (The first of “many” blogs about my journey with Stage 3 Breast Cancer)

First of all, I must say, I really didn’t want to blog about my battle with breast cancer Read the rest of this entry »

Post-Surgery Suggestions & Oncologist Selection

Hi everyone. This is my follow-up post to What You Can Do To Help Yourself. In this post, I am sharing what worked for me after surgery and before Read the rest of this entry »

What You Can Do To Help Yourself

When I learned that the cancer in my breast caner had spread to two of my lymph nodes and that chemotherapy was strongly recommended, I was very anxious Read the rest of this entry »

How I Masked The Effects Of Chemotherapy At Work

I went through chemotherapy for breast cancer in the Spring through Summer of 2007.  By choice and necessity, I worked during treatment, missing a couple of days here and there for transfusions Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing Your Story On Breast Cancer 101

After many requests, we are excited to officially launch the My Story category of Breast Cancer 101! Read the rest of this entry »