Breast Cancer Awareness: A Casual Conversation About Mammograms

In fact, this sticker is inaccurate. I got my 3D tomosynthesis-assisted mammogram a week ago. As I am wont to do, I wore my employee ID badge, identifying me as a clinician, to the appointment. Perhaps for that reason, or perhaps because of my breast cancer history, or perhaps because the mammographer called in one […]

Posted in: Radiation, Screening, Survivorship by Kathi 4 Comments 3D Mammography, breast cancer awareness, breast cancer screening, Hodgkin's lymphoma, mammograms, mantle radiation, radiation-induced breast cancer, tomosythesis mammography

Breast Cancer Awareness? Let’s Get Real

It’s only September, and already I’m sick of Pinktober. Already, there’s been ‘sexy’ pink fundraising idiocy, stupid Facebook ‘awareness’ games, and nine pages of newly execrable pink wearables and ceramic tchotchkes on the Bradford Exchange site. Who buys this crap? There was a #PinkOFF hashtag circulating on Twitter in the past few years. I say, […]

Posted in: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Metastastatic Breast Cancer by Kathi 17 Comments breast cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness month, breast cancer is not sexy, metastatic breast cancer, Pinktober