Category Archives: Breast Cancer Research

Preaching to the Acquired

I’m not embarrassed to admit it. I’ve had a couple of rough months. I’ve been dealing with and talking to women with breast cancer long enough to realize my plight is nothing special. Having said that, in the past few … Continue reading

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“Wait” Lifting and Breast Cancer

Just a little over a week ago I had my yearly mammogram. I went into the fray, never once thinking anything could possibly be amiss. It’s been nearly nine years since my last breast cancer experience, so I’ve become pretty … Continue reading

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Buy a Valletta, Donate to Cancer Schmancer

Television and movie star Fran Drescher was unforgettable in her most famous role as “The Nanny.” …Want to know something funny? She was told early in her career that she’d never make it in “the biz” unless she lost her thick … Continue reading

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What’s So Different About Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)?

We’re glad to welcome back Ginny Mason, BSN, RN, Executive Director of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation (ibcRF), for an informative guest post, the second in her 3-part series, about IBC diagnosis and treatment. A few months ago I shared … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button for Breast Cancer?

I recently bought some new sweaters because, believe it or not, it really does get cool here in California in the winter! As I was removing them from their packaging, I noticed that they both had a little envelope attached … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Breast Cancer Genes: Real or Science Fiction?

This is one of those things that make you go, “Hmmm…” Last January, I was reading Utne Reader magazine when I came across the article, “Humanoid Rights.” It was about how the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was studying science fiction … Continue reading

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Vitamin D vs. Breast Cancer

It’s the middle of summer; you’ve probably spent some time in the sun by now — no doubt protected with your SPF 30+. But new research suggests you might want to spend a few minutes of that time un-slathered, to … Continue reading

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