Under Construction: An Alternate View

Here’s the question: Is breast reconstruction really worth it? How much are we willing to go through to “save” the ‘girls’ while we’re saddled with saving our lives from the ravages of breast cancer? There’s nothing pretty about surgery I’ll never forget the first time I observed surgery as a grad student. It was orthopedic […]

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Not All Better — A Survivorship Toolbox

GPS for Survivors — Where are we? I’m about to make another “man-on-the-moon” statement: If we can put a man on the moon, how come we don’t do a better job of helping cancer survivors survive? In fact, this picture on the left is from the website for Garmin.com, and illustrates all 24 of the […]

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What’s Wrong With Pink?

“If we continue making progress at this current rate, it will take more than five hundred years to end breast cancer.” — Fran Visco, President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition Searching For Answers I know this sweetheart of a nurse practitioner named Dierdre who works for the local gastroenterologists — the GI guys, a.k.a. […]

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Excuse Me

“Don’t mind if I fall apart. There’s more room in a broken heart.” — Carly Simon, “Coming Around Again” This could go down as the most disorganized blog post I’ve written so far. We’ll just have to see. I don’t know where to begin. I don’t even know whether I should try to organize this […]

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