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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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Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be

I finally had a chance to see Woody Allen’s most recent film, Midnight in Paris, and I’m happy to say it actually lived up to all the hype. I didn’t have a clue about the movie’s content prior to making sure it … Continue reading

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If You Give Me Enough Rope …

Some things never change, even when we are in the midst of what we think are significant transformations. As outgoing as I appear to be, I am actually pretty shy. I mention this only because it took me nearly two … Continue reading

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Young Survivors: You Have A Friend

The American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2012 estimates that in 2011, 288,130 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of this, an estimated 13,110 will be under the age of 40. Young women with breast cancer face many … 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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You Say Tomato… and Lycopene and Breast Cancer Prevention

I’m always on the lookout for ways to eat the things I love in a healthy way. This month, our good friend Nina Pucillo from one of my favorite blogs, Nina Cucina, has once again sent us a great healthy … Continue reading

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Do We Have to be PC When it Comes to BC?

I read a piece recently where a woman was talking about how insensitive an ad for reconstruction was because it alluded to making the woman whole again by building her a new breast. Every woman I’ve talked to, whether she’s had breast cancer … Continue reading

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Getting a PurFit during tissue expansion

This month, Amoena will be introducing our new adjustable enhancer, PurFit, to the members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’ve had reconstruction and gone through the tissue expansion process, you know how important it is to have … Continue reading

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Amoena Community Stories in Six Words

Are you familiar with the Six-Word Memoir®? I first stumbled upon this intriguing idea when I opened up a bottle of Honest Tea. (I love Honest Tea. One might say I am addicted, but that’s for another post.) I found … Continue reading

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Until We Find a Cure for Breast Cancer… Let Them Eat Sour Grapes

I can’t tell you how many people asked me recently if I’d spent time with the royals. Seriously! Of course, they weren’t serious in their query, because it’s pretty much a certainty I don’t run in that crowd. However, I … Continue reading

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