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 »

Pink Lotus Breast Center To Integrate Electronic Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment

In a press release earlier this morning, Xoft, makers of electronic brachytherapy systems based upon miniaturized X-ray tube technology, announced the integration 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 »

More Pinkwashing? Frito-Lay Encourages Women to “Be Fearless”

According to a recent press release, Frito-Lay and its brands now encourage women to “be fearless” and support awareness and 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 »

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 »

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

A few days ago, CBS News released a report of a Connecticut woman who alleged that her employer dismissed her after the company became aware that she carried the BRCA2 gene mutation Read the rest of this entry »

Lots Of Pink Petals For My Wedding Registry

I’m so thrilled to have stumbled upon Pink Lotus Petals; what an incredible initiative, and it’s exactly what the doctor ordered. I was on the hunt for a meaningful Read the rest of this entry »

WellPoint Says It Will Stop Dropping Sick Policyholders

In followup to our recent blog post, WellPoint and Blue Shield of California announced today that they will stop the practice of dropping sick policyholders Read the rest of this entry »

The Master Plan… Blooming a Cure for Women in Need

My eyes were opened to the harsh realities of the women living in poverty and the impact of disease upon them while on a safari in Africa. I went to see the Read the rest of this entry »