Did You Know? 31 Facts About Breasts


Back by popular demand during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our list of 31 Facts About Breasts! Each day in October we will post a new one.  Read it here.

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What To Expect During Radiation Treatment


I recently appeared as a guest on the weekly SiriusXM radio talk show THE MOMS to discuss with host Denise Albert her upcoming radiation treatment. Denise has breast cancer, and chose to have a lumpectomy with chemotherapy and radiation instead …

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Supporting a Partner with Cancer

Many people don’t know what to do when their spouse or significant other receives a cancer diagnosis. What should they say? How should they act? How can they be supportive, compassionate, helpful and strong?

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New BRCA Mutations Discovery


Recent discoveries indicate there may be many more BRCA gene mutations than previously thought, and this may affect how we test for inherited breast cancer in the future. A public-private partnership, called BRCA Share™, announced in June that it has …

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Bone Genes and Breast Cancer

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Researchers in Vienna, Austria and the University of Maryland who are working together on an international collaboration have found what appears to be a new route to preventing breast cancer. Their work shows that by blocking a genetic pathway to …

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The Fast-ing Track to Good Health

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We’ve all heard the old saying “you are what you eat.” In recent years however, it’s become increasingly evident that when is just as important as what, or how much, you consume.

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How Soon To Start Chemo

You just had breast cancer surgery, and your doctor wants you to follow it up with chemo. But your son’s wedding is in six weeks. What should you do? In a previous blog, we wrote that prolonging the Time to …

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Does Time to Surgery Matter?

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When diagnosed with breast cancer, many women describe feeling pressure to “get the cancer out, FAST! ” Others, however, seem slightly annoyed (because of the excellent prognosis for early stage disease) with their diagnosis and would rather not change their …

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Why We’re Losing the Battle of the Bulge

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This past July, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Americans Are Finally Eating Less”. The article explained how, after decades of bad diets and increases in obesity, our country’s eating habits had finally begun to improve and calories …

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The Flu: What You Need to Know


The flu season is upon us, and we all cringe at the potential disruption it can bring to our busy lives. While there is no way to completely guard against the flu, there are things you can do to minimize the …

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Exercise and Cancer Outcomes


Last week, I received a call from a woman who I consider a business genius. Her friendship is a gift, and she offers a wealth of experience not only in business and finance, but also in travel, hobbies, and relationships. …

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Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test Can Simplify Treatment Plans

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Many women tell me that the worst part of being diagnosed with breast cancer is hearing that you need chemotherapy. The disease itself is bad enough, but having to deal with the side effects of chemo—hair loss, nausea, fatigue and …

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