Archive for the ‘Cancer Blogs’ Category

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

COME ON DOC – MY CHEMO CLOCK IS TICKING!

Do you ever contemplate the amount of time you spend doing mundane things in your life? Did you know that the average 69-yr-old American will have spent 120 full days waiting at red lights (8 minutes per day, 6x per week, 52 weeks/yr for 69 years = 41.6 hours per year).   Some of us spend an estimated...
May 23rd, 2011 | Cancer Blogs, Uncategorized | Read More

I need to learn how to deal with stress

Today has been a slightly stressful day. Its Monday – need I say more? Well, yeah. I do need to. This was more than just a BLAH Monday. I woke up late. (What else is new?) I basically avoided dealing with the conversation I had with my career counselor on Friday. (JT will tell you that avoidance...
May 18th, 2011 | Back to Living | Read More

Fear of Pain Killers or Pot?

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I’m no angel.  In high school I smoked a lot of pot and hash.  A straight-A student, who rarely smoked on school days, I felt completely justified getting bake on the weekends. I wasn’t looking for a mellow buzz; I loved getting completely messed up.  I had a blast being stoned with my best friend,...
March 19th, 2011 | Everything Changes | Read More

Two Years

It’s really unbelievable to think that two years ago this morning, I was sitting in Tastee Diner with Dan’s sisters just a few hours after he passed away. It has been a long road…. one that is equally part devastating, enlightening, hopeful, scary and sad. Two years. It’s now...
March 16th, 2011 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More