E is for Equivalency

I remember my NOLA oncologist, Dr. Gurtler, being very opinionated, forceful, and persuasive about a number of things in regards to my diagnosis and treatment: She thought I should have reconstruction. She considered exercise as being extremely important and I was truly impressed with her personal exercise regimen–she walked her talk. Alcohol is really, really […]

C is for Cancer’s Global Footprint

In 2012, Public Radio International/PRI’s The World did a very thorough presentation of the status of cancer in the world, Cancer’s Global Footprint. This website is still relevant and the data collected is extremely insightful. Definitely worth checking out. So is investigating Oxford University’s Our World In Data for more recent information on cancer–as well […]

Power 10 for ROW

“What really are the odds of finding this group, perfect for you, while walking your dog?!” This is what my friend Kelly asked when she found out 4 years ago about my new involvement in this super cool rowing team for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. What were the odds?? While the […]

You Are Feeling Very Sleepy…

A number of Tamoxifen’s possible side effects: Excessive tiredness Depression or anxiety Weight gain or loss Increased bone or tumor pain Thinning of hair Hot flashes Some symptoms of stress can include: Fatigue Depression Excess eating or smoking Poor memory Increased alcohol consumption Anger/hostility Difficulty making decisions Frequent mood swings Negative thinking Distractibility Feeling overwhelmed […]