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Get Ready to Rock the Ribbon!

By on September 16th, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

Ten years. An entire decade. That’s how long Breastcancer.org has been around, providing the “care until the cure:” information and community for people facing breast cancer. So much has been accomplished in ten years; so many women have been helped. However, our work is not done… there is still such a huge need for Breastcancer.org – to reach women with information on how to prevent …

Recipe: Red Lentil Curry Soup

By on September 8th, 2010 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

“What is in this soup? There is such an interesting mix of flavors, textures, and colors,” says my niece’s boyfriend. What a nice compliment. However, I had to stop to think because I used what I had. I do use “what I have” in order to keep ingredients and bits and pieces moving through our refrigerator. It is very rare that something gets tossed into …

My Most Memorable BCO Moment: Lending a Hand During Hurricane Katrina

By on September 1st, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

Thursday, August 25, 2005 was my first day at Breastcancer.org. My first 2 days of work were pretty uneventful… I unpacked my boxes in my new office, had a couple of introductory meetings, and started my first to-do list as Managing Editor. You know… typical first week stuff. I went home that weekend with the distinct feeling I had found that rewarding job I had …

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 …

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