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Goal!! Telling My 10-Year-Old About My Diagnosis

By on July 22nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

The stunning victory by the US Women’s Soccer team reminded me of my 11-year-old daughter’s last game of the 2015 spring season. Julie had two assists, contributing to her team’s 6-1 win and ending an otherwise abysmal season (2-5-1) on a high note. The Leprechauns (so named for their bright green jerseys) finally gelled, celebrating their triumph with a Carli Lloyd-inspired group hug.

Julie played …

Staying Present With Laurel May Bond

By on July 15th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

In April of this year, San Francisco software innovator Brett Bond reached out to Breastcancer.org to find out if there were ways we could work together. Brett runs Concrete Interactive, an agency that develops apps for health, tech, and children’s companies, as well as numerous other clients. Soon we were on the first of many calls, opening up a very cool tech-meets-healthcare dialogue largely inspired …

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Flap Reconstruction

By on July 8th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Welcome to our breast reconstruction Q&A blog series with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA. In this installment of our series, Dr. Sullivan answers your questions about using your own tissue to reconstruct a breast (flap reconstruction).

Read the Q&A with Dr. Sullivan on implant reconstruction.

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Stay Hopeful: Flibanserin May Finally Be Approved for Help With Libido!

By on July 1st, 2015 Categories: Sex Matters

As you know, at the time of last month’s blog publication, I was in Washington D.C. attending the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee on the drug flibanserin. Studies have demonstrated that flibanserin can increase sexually satisfying events and decrease the distress associated with low desire.

The world was watching as hundreds of sexual medicine experts descended on Washington to witness history. Would the …

Three Words Change Everything

By on June 24th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s note: The following post was originally published on the Just Three Words site in May 2014.

When I graduated college I was excited to be starting the next chapter of my life. I was sure that by the next year I would have found a cool job, possibly in a new city, and enjoying establishing myself as an adult. I could never have imagined …

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