A common treatment for cancer, chemotherapy is accompanied by serious side effects that can be challenging to deal with. One of the more significant challenges one may face while undergoing chemo is the ability to maintain a healthy diet, which the body desperately needs to fight off infections and maintain strength. Chemotherapy can cause a… Read More
breast cancer awareness
Thermography or Mammogram? 5 Points of Comparison
By Julia Stander Mammogram screenings are widely touted as being the best tool for early breast cancer detection, but critics point to false positives, increased radiation and the fact that about half of women have “dense breast tissue,” which makes mammograms more difficult to interpret. However, these two technologies work in different ways, so it… Read More
Breast Cancer on the Rise in Young Women—Is it Preventable?
By Dr. Christine Horner, M.D. As a plastic surgeon, I became alarmed as I watched my breast cancer patients become younger and younger. When I performed my first breast reconstruction on a woman in her 20s, and then lost my own mother to this disease, my passion turned to ending the breast cancer epidemic. In… Read More
Pinkwashing: A Growing Concern
In case the plastering of pink-ribbon adorned products was not enough make you “aware” that that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we felt it was fitting to remind you. But, is there anyone left who needs reminding? Ron and I have been indirectly affected by breast cancer, which today, affects 1 in 8… Read More