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Good Advice for Anyone … but Especially if you have Breasts

There are so many articles and events this month for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here’s the latest article from the American Cancer Society http://img.delivery.net/cm50content/19439/63076/LP/2-1/article_Featured_EN.html?utm_campaign=octoberexpanded&utm_medium=email&utm_source=fullserve-20131013-corpcenter-healthylivingexpansion-octoberexpanded&utm_content=acxiom Let me make their 5 points for Healthy Breasts. If you want to “thrive” in … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Writing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This epidemic we call breast cancer is all over the place. I wrote about that the last time. It’s unnerving. So, what to do? First, don’t read everything you see posted, especially not the horror stories. Second, continue to live … Continue reading

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It’s October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has deemed October as the month for it’s annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. In some ways, that is really awesome (but I’m not sure why it’s only 1 month). In other ways, … Continue reading

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Thriving Through the Ordeal

In my last blog, I shared about my son’s cancer. Well, hallelujah .. all is well. He had surgery. The melanoma was taken out, as was a lymph node. And, great news, the cancer didn’t spread …. so he is … Continue reading

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I Have a New Role in the Realm of Cancer — oh no!

It’s been quite a bit of time since my last post, but I’m revving up. I’ll be using this as an opportunity to walk through my next phase regarding cancer — no, not my own, but rather that of my … Continue reading

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Having a Great Mindset to Deal with Cancer and Thrive

It’s been sometime since I last posted here … I promise to get better and write more often. I sincerely want us all to share how we are thriving….. even if we still have the disease. I want to focus … Continue reading

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There is LOTS of Relapse Going On … How to Thrive and Not Worry

What do Robin Roberts, Sheryl Crow, Diem Brown (of the Challenge), Eddie van Halen Nora Ephron have in common? Well, all have had cancer and are “known.” Robin, Eddie and Diem have had recent relapses. Sheryl has been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Why Do Doctors Need Patient Advocates?

I’ve been thinking a great deal about what doctors can learn from their patients. Of course, I only know that from my perspective as a patient and others that have shared their thoughts with me. Here are some initial thoughts … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thriving on this Memorial Day

The thoughts I’m having today are “odd” in light of what we are showing recognition of today. Many men and women voluntarily (and some not) joined the military to serve their country. Whether they chose to or were drafted, they … Continue reading

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