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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 …

Breastcancer.org Tone Tenets

By on August 3rd, 2010 Categories: Inside Breastcancer.org

Have you ever read a web or magazine article that was supposed to be helpful, but instead made you feel offended or raised more questions than answers?

As Senior Editor of Breastcancer.org, I review a large portion of the medical content that lives on our site. A critical component of our work is the feeling, or “tone,” our content conveys. We strive to use a …

How to Counter the Side Effects of Chemo

By on July 29th, 2010 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Toward the end of my chemo treatment, my husband and I decided to celebrate my progress (any excuse for a celebration), so we went to eat at Red Lobster. Their cheese biscuits are one of my favorite parts of a meal there. This time, though, the biscuits tasted like lard. No cheese, no yummy bread taste. Just lard.

Such were the wonders of chemo that …

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