Fighting breast cancer was hard. It was also unfair. Linda was only 53, she ran marathons, ate lean meats, enjoyed her vegetables and took a walk every night with her husband. So it was profoundly unfair when a spot was found on her annual screening mammogram. She had a core needle biopsy, which demonstrated a breast cancer. Although the tumor was small, it was high grade. Linda chose to remove her breast and have a mastectomy. And then she took chemotherapy.Read More
October’s colors warm the heart like no other. As the greens of summer fade to reds and yellows, the air becomes crisp, heralding the coming months of reflection and renewal. October puts to rest the hard work of summer and initiates the inward searching of winter. We clean our lawns, wipe down our decks and gather wood for the fire. We are preparing to say thanks for the past year and to appreciate the many blessings in our lives.
In October, we listen to Moses delivering his final sermon to the Israelites as he prepares to climb Mt. Nebo and return home to God. The final chapters of Torah are read, and we can see Moses disappear up the mountain. We then turn to the beginning and recite the story of creation.Read More American Cancer Society, Awareness, Breast cancer, Cure, emotional recovery, Imelda G. Margulies, Knoxville Tennessee, Real Men Wear Pink
Imelda and I will meet with Kim Hansard of Star 102.1 to discuss breast cancer screening, BRCA genetic testing and the American Cancer Society’s Strides Against Breast Cancer.Read More American Cancer Society, BRCA mutation, Breast cancer, Breast cancer screening, Dr. Aaron Margulies, Genetic testing, Imelda G. Margulies, Knoxville Tennessee
One of the favorite parts of my job is to educate fellow professionals. The word, doctor, comes from the Latin, docere, to teach. And I love teaching.
This Monday, June 16, 2014, I will be teaching at the monthly meeting of the East Tennessee Association of Advanced Nurse Practitioners about the latest advances and the future of breast cancer.Read More Aaron G. Margulies, Breast cancer, East Tennessee, Imelda G. Margulies, Knoxville Tennessee, MD