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Genetic Testing: An Emotional Decision

By on May 29th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, Our Medical Experts

Genetic testing for breast cancer evokes emotional issues from the moment a woman begins to consider testing or is told that a close family member is considering genetic testing. This is true whether or not the individual woman has herself been diagnosed with breast cancer. Concerns over the results of the testing, and where those results may lead, often cause anxiety and other stress reactions. …

Talking with Children About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By on May 15th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Having to tell children about a breast cancer diagnosis is rotten. I mean, really, as if having breast cancer isn’t hard enough. However (based on my professional experience as a nurse and my personal experience as a patient), I know that including children in the process — from the time of a diagnosis — is the most important thing that we adults can do for …

Teach What You Know

By on May 1st, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

As a yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor, I have learned that we are all students and we are all teachers.

The practice of yoga is intensely personal. It requires a willingness to be vulnerable – to be honest and to trust. It requires a safe place. It requires a safe place inside of yourself. You start there and you slowly begin to move out …

(Un) Common Knowledge Transcript

By on April 3rd, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Below is an edited version of the webinar I presented through the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation October 16, 2012. You can still get the actual webinar on the Foundation’s site. It was based on questions sent in from women with TNBC.  

I was diagnosed with hormone negative breast cancer in 2006, and I’ve been studying this disease since then, reading research papers, interviewing experts and …

What My Patients Are Asking: How Bad Is the Flu This Year?

By on January 30th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, News

The rumor going around the hospital right now is that this flu* season is unusually bad. My colleagues and I have definitely seen some pretty sick  patients. When Burt Reynolds ended up in a Florida ICU with the flu, my patients started to take notice.

So how bad is the flu this year?

First of all, we don’t really know yet because flu season typically …

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