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Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

By on August 25th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

(This post was originally published on April 12, 2010.)

Last week a study was published in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute that was given wide-spread negative press. “Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Even the opinion piece in the same journal ran the catchy title “Fruits, Vegetables, and Cancer

I Hate Bras

By on August 18th, 2010 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I have never been a big fan of bras. Having pigeon breasts, that usually has been not a huge problem. After my lumpectomy for breast cancer, though, I am even less happy being confined by Lycra and spandex. Or, even cotton, which can squoosh just as well as its synthetic cousins. Breathable, my Aunt Fanny.

My lumpectomy left me with a few lingering after-effects, which …

My Endowment’s Funding

By on August 13th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Every year beginning back in 2000, I have had the pleasure of reviewing all the nutrition and cancer research that the American Institute of Cancer Research (www.aicr.org) has chosen to fund that year in order to choose which research project will receive additional money from my endowment at AICR (which is funded by proceeds from the sale of my book, A Dietitians’ Cancer

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: Women I’ll Never Forget

By on August 10th, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

I’m so lucky to have had many memorable moments with Breastcancer.org since I joined the organization in 2004. From the letters we receive from those who have gained comfort and confidence through the site, to the projects my team and I have tackled, these moments are reminders of why I’m doing what I do. But what really stick out are the memories of friends of …

My Spiritual Journey with Breast Cancer

By on August 5th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

“You have inflammatory breast cancer.” On November 5, 1999, the day I heard these words, I realized I was in a battle for my life. A force I could not control was locked inside my body destroying it. The prognosis was dismal; at best I might live three years. No one of us knows the number of days or years we will live, but just …

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