Posts Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

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

BALD ADOLESCENT INSPIRATION

Think teenager.  Stereotype flash!  Techno-addicts, outrageous dress, face piercings, casual disrespectful comments, defiant, drama queens.  Now think again.  Think caring, think loving, think socially responsible, think bald, think Georgia Barlow. Upon seeing her debate coach/Year 8 teacher...
January 19th, 2011 | Cancer Blogs | Read More

VITAMIN D – THE NEWEST SUPER NUTRIENT

At one of my last endocrinologist visits, the doctor suggested I have my Vitamin D levels tested, stating that Vitamin D deficiency is nearly universal these days. What!? This is not Seattle and I don’t just live in the Sunshine State.  I play tennis, golf, run, walk the dogs, and swim, all in...
December 22nd, 2010 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs, News, Opinion | Read More

Why Loving the Mojo Pills Is Not Loving Ourselves

[Guest blogger, Michelle Young is the Research and Communications Director at 4Women.com.  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 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

CANCER CANNOT HAVE MY HAIR

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 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

KNOWLEDGE -IS IT POWER OR PARANOIA?

In my two years and counting researching and writing for 4Women.com, 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 | 4women.com, Cancer Blogs | Read More

Scanxiety . . . How Do You Deal?

So one would think that after 9 years I would be used to followup visits and tests. I stupidly thought I would get to a point where I would be scanxiety free. In the beginning I went for visits every 3 months, then after 3 years I went every 6 months and then when at the 5 year mark I graduated to once...
September 2nd, 2010 | Life After Cancer | Read More

Can Concord Grape Juice Help Maintain Breast Health?

This research is the latest to suggest that Concord grape juice may be of value in maintaining breast health by suppressing oxidative stress and inhibiting DNA damage to cells that can lead to the initiation of cancer, or in helping to slow the progression of breast cancer by slowing the multiplication...
August 1st, 2010 | News | Read More

Sex and the City 2 . . . Breast Cancer Survivors And Hormone Therapy? I Think Not!

I am a HUGE fan of Sex and the City (SATC). So huge that the show was the inspiration for the title of my memoir Breastless in the City. I was pleased to see that the show addressed breast cancer through Samantha’s character during Season 6. As a young single woman going through it myself I thought...
June 16th, 2010 | Uncategorized | Read More

Twin Titties . . . A New Low In Breast Cancer Fundraising

When I heard about this I gasped. There is a bar in Minneapolis raising money for breast cancer by having women enter their boobs in a contest. I for one am not a big fan of the “T” word. I prefer “Boobs”not that a word change would have helped quell my disdane for this offensive...
June 10th, 2010 | Life After Cancer, Uncategorized | Read More