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The intimacy we experience as couples puts the big smile on our faces and the warm and fuzzy inside us.Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Intimate relationship, Love, Physical intimacy, Sex life
I am alive today because of the American Cancer Society.
I believe in the American Cancer Society.
I am giving back and volunteering for the American Cancer Society.
As co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Strides Against Breast Cancer, I am returning the efforts that the American Cancer Society exerted on my behalf.Read More American Cancer Society, Breast cancer, Cancer, Oncology
Lymphedema can be a problem worse than a cold rain in spring. Lymphedema is swelling of the arm that can occur after breast cancer surgery and is akin to your kitchen sink sponge soaked with water.Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Lymph node, Lymphedema, Sentinel lymph node, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
The stick was positive. You had been trying for months to get pregnant and finally, the little stick turned pink. Feeling the warm glow deep in your belly, you knew you had a little baby growing inside.Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, Chemotherapy, Pregnancy, Radiation therapy, Tamoxifen
Should a woman keep her breast or should she remove her breast? This is an important, life changing question with no easy answer. The answer, however, is always the right answer. The attached video explains that whether you keep your breast or remove your breast, you are giving yourself the best treatment possible as both treatments are equally effective at treating breast cancer. Please watch the video for a more thorough discussion on the surgical treatment of breast cancer.Read More Angelina Jolie, Breast cancer, Breast cancer screening, Cancer
Who, exactly, is an expert in breast cancer? An expert in breast cancer is a professional dedicated to the study or practice of breast cancer. An expert can be a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a nurse in the hospital or one of the many physicians that focus their practice on breast cancer.Read More Angelina Jolie, BRCA mutation, Breast cancer, Breast cancer screening, Breast MRI, Mammography, Ovarian cancer
I would like to end our talk with a story of angels, of faith and of love. It is my story. It begins with the love of my wife; it ends with her love and the strength, the support, and the life giving energy that she is to me.
My story begins with a spot – a spot on my shoulder. Each day I would look at this spot and then one day, it changed. I recall my wife telling me to wear sunblock on numerous occasions, but I am a doctor, so I could never get cancer.Read More Breast cancer, Cancer, God, Lymph node, Prayer, Religion and Spirituality, Sentinel lymph node, Surgery
The New York Times recently published a front page article about the Breast Cancer Gene and the dilemma many women have about testing for the Breast Cancer Gene. Angelina Jolie tested positive for a Breast Cancer Gene mutation and elected to have both of her breasts removed.Read More Angelina Jolie, BRCA, Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer
Medical school was a dream come true. I was learning all the secrets of the human body; how the brain fired neurons to make the muscles of the hand close so that I could hold my girlfriend’s hand; how my heart beat rapidly when she kissed me; how my lungs could inhale her sweet perfume; and how my brain imagined those sweet dreams of her. I studied the Krebs cycle, which turns food into energy, with oxygen playing a vital role in this dance. I read about our immune system killing infections, fighting cancer, and healing injury. I learned to cure disease.Read More Awareness, Breast, Breast cancer, California, Cancer, Conditions and Diseases, Health, Surgery