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On Living with Breast Cancer: Dr. Kelly Shanahan’s Patient Journey Part 2

On Living with Breast Cancer: Dr. Kelly Shanahan’s Patient Journey Part 2

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer | 3 comments

In From Physician to Patient, I introduced Dr. Kelly Shanahan, a mother, wife, and obstetrician-gynecologist living and working in California. Her life changed with a breast cancer diagnosis. “In 2008, I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, stage IIB to be exact. I underwent an aggressive bilateral mastectomy, because   1) as an ob/gyn...

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Guest Post: Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Guest Post:  Cancer On Facebook–A Patient’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 8 comments

Dawn Goo is a waitress, former comedian, breast cancer survivor and is now under treatment for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.  She lives in El Paso, Texas.  This is a post from her Facebook page which is gathering momentum in social media among people who have experienced cancer, especially those who are dealing with Stage 4 disease. DAMN IT DAWN! WE ONLY WANT...

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Hospice: Important Considerations For End of Life Care

Hospice: Important Considerations For End of Life Care

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi Two recent articles in the Washington Post provide a disturbing portrait of hospice care in the US.   Hospices that take payments from Medicare must be able to provide “crisis care” –continuous nursing care in the home or inpatient...

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“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

“I’d Never Heard of Melanoma”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, Melanoma | 0 comments

Growing up, Colleen Bronstein spent all summer at her family’s summer home at the beach and when she married they had a pool and visited the beach house twice a year.  Fair skinned, freckled and Irish she loved the outdoors. Knowing the Signs “I had an itchy spot on my back for a year or so and when I went to see my family doctor about something...

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30 Percent For 30 Percent

30 Percent For 30 Percent

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Blog, Breast cancer | 7 comments

Looking for research on metastatic breast cancer?  This can be a problem. It was precisely for this reason that Dian (CJ) Corneliussen-James started a non-profit called METAvivor.  “It was out of outrage,” she says. For those who don’t know, people who have Stage IV (4) cancer have metastatic disease.  Metastases means the spread of a cancer from...

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