Archive for the ‘Cancer Blogs’ Category

I Prefer the Roller Coaster

Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
November 24th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Why Loving the Mojo Pills Is Not Loving Ourselves

[Guest blogger, Michelle Young is the Research and Communications Director at  She has done extensive research on the emotional impacts of medical hair loss and women’s health issues.] I need a name.  Not a name for a puppy, a head scarf, or a blog post.  I need a name for the deficit...
November 21st, 2010 |, Cancer Blogs | Read More


The phone lines at Penguin Cold Caps are ringing off the hook, or in business speak, “we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls due to our appearance on Good Morning America”.  While the producer/supplier of the cold caps was not named in the GMA story, the idea that an icy head cap...
November 21st, 2010 |, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Should I get the Oncotype DX test for Breast Cancer?

 The Oncotype DX is a new screening tool that is being recommended to some women with breast cancer. This new test provides an estimate of the likelihood of cancer recurring within ten years. Oncotype DX testing is only suggested for women with stage I or II cancer, that is estrogen receptor positive...
November 21st, 2010 | Cancer Blogs, Dr. Diane Hastings | Read More

Dealing with Cancer

Today, I am going to direct you over to, where you can see my post, “Have you cried at all?” They asked me to write about facing or dealing with cancer. It was a pretty fun little assignment, and like most outside ideas, got me thinking about a whole schlew of things I...
November 18th, 2010 | Death by Lettuce | Read More


It’s as if cancer aims to take everything from us – our organs, our body parts, our health, our energy, our confidence, but some women are determined NOT to let cancer take their hair.  Women often feel a need to assert some control over their bodies and the many unwelcome changes that come...
October 29th, 2010 |, Cancer Blogs | Read More

A Long Way to Go

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, and next Sunday Nov. 7th, I will be attending the second annual Breathe Deep DC (BDDC) 5k walk for the Lungevity Foundation. If you’d like more info, please visit I’ve...
October 28th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger | Read More

Team Attitude Reaches Altitude

I wrote a blog back in August of 2009 to raise awareness of and support for 4 brave women climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in their personal mission to raise funding for breast cancer research.  They’re back in the UK now, having surpassed their fundraising goal of 20,000 pounds.  Congratulations ladies!!! ...
October 22nd, 2010 |, Cancer Blogs | Read More


In my two years and counting researching and writing for, I have learned more than I maybe ever wanted to know about hair loss and cancer.  Along the way, a question has been repeated to me by new employees – “don’t you start feeling paranoid thinking about this stuff all the...
October 22nd, 2010 |, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Treats for Daddy

There is a hill in town that our family doesn’t often travel. There are excellent reasons to go up it but we just end up on other paths. My son and I drove up that hill recently on our way to a play date. From the backseat, his little voice said, “Mommy, this is how we go to get treats for...
October 21st, 2010 | Communicating with Family | Read More