Every December, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium brings together clinicians, researchers, and advocates to discuss the latest breast cancer study results. We’re proud to present our coverage below. We’ll be adding updates and links to the top of this page.
From the Publisher: When Stephanie, an occupational therapist, tri-athlete, and mother of one, was 37 years old, she was in the midst of adopting a daughter from China, had accepted she wouldn’t get pregnant again after four years of trying, and was deciding what to wear to her 20th high school reunion. But her focus quickly changed when she discovered a hard, chick-pea-sized lump …
I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly, it’s true
can happen to you
— from Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go
I love traveling to new places, beaches, mountains, cities, historic sites — they’re all enchanting to me. But the journey I navigated this last year was a far cry from any other I have ever taken.
I was diagnosed …
As women we tend to think about how others react to a diagnosis, sometimes putting aside our own emotions because we want to soothe others. We want to make sure they are all o.k.
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, when you finally sit down and absorb everything, you know you need a plan. After all the medical decisions are made, and if chemotherapy …
When I was younger, my grandparents talked about prostate enlargement and pacemaker batteries at the dinner table. I knew exactly which relatives were diagnosed with cancer, which ones had beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, and whose cholesterol levels were dangerously high. There were few medical issues that were too private or too embarrassing to talk about over noodle kugel and chicken soup. Medical issues, one could …