Mammography and Mortality Study: What Does It All Really Mean?

Like nearly all of us with a breast cancer history, I’ve read (quite a lot, maybe too much) about the now-infamous latest study on mammography and mortality, published July 6, 2015 in JAMA. If you want to slog through the original, it’s at this link: Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality Across US Counties. Like […]

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Staying Safe: Medical Alerts & Emergency Alerts

First, a few general remarks. I didn’t write many posts last year, but I kept a lot of notes for future topics. A lot of those topics combine the knowledge I’ve gained and explored from the major aspects of my life: my cancer experience, my personal life, and my work life as a healthcare clinician. […]

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Komen & Kohl’s Klueless Kampaign

I’m sorry to have to report that my blog either got hacked or was attacked by gremlins, and this post — and all the comments readers kindly left — mysteriously disappeared from my database. Once I’ve picked myself up off the floor from the shock, I will try to reconstruct it. This is just to […]

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It’s Personal, and One Day Is Not Enough

Today is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, the one day in this month of pernicious pinkification set aside to acknowledge the Elephant in the Pink Room. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m aware of MBC every damn day of the year… Because I have this list… Five years ago, shortly after I was […]

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