There May Be Whining…

…so, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I’m going to try to write about fatigue while I’m fatigued, which may be a little like, well……I’m too tired to think of a pithy metaphor. Just so you know, I did not have chemo. Having chemo has practically become synonymous with being treated for cancer. When your […]

Posted in: Chemotherapy-IV & Oral, Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Fatigue, Health & Healthcare, Nitty Gritty, Radiation, Research by Kathi 5 Comments breast cancer, cognitive impairment, fatigue, healthcare, research, women

Pink. It's Complicated.

Nothing is simple in a free-market society. Even causes. Take breast cancer (– please! — to paraphrase an old Henny Youngman joke). The numbers of us who are diagnosed with it are staggering. More of us survive now. But still — one in eight? That’s how many of us womenfolk are likely to develop the […]

Posted in: Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Research by Kathi 2 Comments breast cancer, healthcare, money, morality, Pink, research, responsibility, women

Blind-Sided: Cancer 101 & Informed Consent

This post was edited on 10/9/14 to update links & make minor text corrections. The Amazon on the left here is Themis, also known as Lady Justice. It appears that, like me, she’s missing most or all of her right breast. She’s also fit and carries a weapon, like any good Amazon. She’s here because […]

Posted in: Chemotherapy-IV & Oral, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Health & Healthcare, Life & Mortality, Nitty Gritty, Radiation, Research, Surgery & Reconstruction, Survivorship by Kathi 11 Comments adulthood, healthcare, informed consent, medical ethics, morality, mortality, responsibility, vulnerability