Archive for the ‘4women.com’ Category

GOING BEYOND THE GOLD FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER

Given my own family and personal history, I confess that I often focus on women’s cancers.  An email from a customer last year prompted me to take a closer look at children’s cancers and National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  I’ve always been slightly shattered by my conversations with...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Cancer of the Breast Implant?

Ten years ago, I made a decision to follow up my mastectomies with silicone breast implants.  I was making my decision “back in the day” when insurance companies would pay for several opinions and more than one consultation.  I remember meeting with my plastic surgeon THREE times regarding my...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

NOTES FROM NCBC’s 21st ANNUAL BREAST CANCER CONFERENCE

With over 70 informational sessions to choose from, over 80 expert speakers, and over 800 breast health professionals from the U.S., Canada, and Europe in attendance, 4Women.com was honored to be part of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) 21st Annual Breast Center Conference.  We...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Endocrine Disruptors – From Evidence to Action

We hear a lot (though far from enough) about “endocrine disruptors” and their impact on our health, but how many of us really understand what they are and what their relationship is to our health?  Given that we’re eating, breathing, and hosting them in our bottles, cups, cars, homes, foods,...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More

LIFE HAS NEVER LOOKED SEXIER POST-MASTECTOMY

Shortly after my prophylactic mastectomies and then my hair loss, my husband’s job was relocated from Philadelphia to Florida.  Moving to a strange state with no hair AND no breasts, not knowing anyone for emotional support, was difficult at best.  Adjusting to the physical changes in my appearance...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More

Chemo Brain – Fact or Fiction?

Mom eats breakfast and moments later doesn’t know whether she’s eaten or not.  You might assume such memory loss is to be expected at age 89, but just 2 months ago, when she was also 89, her memory was better than mine. What caused such a rapid decline?  She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Uncategorized | Read More

CANCER BRINGS A ‘GOLD LINING’.

“Every cloud has a silver lining” is an idiom I’ve often heard but never really associated with any specific experience in my life.  I’ve probably used the expression in an effort to comfort someone else.  The expression has been used repeatedly in response to my story of hair loss and...
June 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More

CANCER BRINGS SPECIAL MOTHERS DAY AWARENESS

Mothers Day 2011 has come and gone.  Mother’s Day calendars are traditionally filled with breast cancer awareness and advocacy events  and has always been a day on which I join my sisters and other women in running for a breast cancer free future.  This year I spent my day dining in town with...
May 23rd, 2011 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

PATIENT ADVOCATES- THE FLOUR IN THE CAKE

As my Mom continues to suffer the side effects of a fluoroquinolone drug,  I am more convinced than ever of the importance of patient advocates, especially for the elderly.  Mom has Lymphoma, the bad kind,  but her symptoms today – confusion, anxiety, and disorientation are not related...
February 2nd, 2011 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

BALD RESOLUTION

Have you ever noticed how certain topics completely dominate the news at specific times of the year?  Just look back at the headlines for October, when even the most passionate breast cancer advocates were “pinked out” by Halloween. As 2011 approaches, if you haven’t made some form of resolution...
January 19th, 2011 | 4women.com | Read More