Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. On the first of October I awoke to social media feeds full of inspirational stuff about breast cancer awareness. And it pissed me off. Not because October has been breast cancer awareness month since 1985 and still one in eight women will get breast cancer. Not because every minute, […]

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Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. About one of every three Americans will develop some form of cancer during his or her lifetime. The only real way to substantially reduce occurrence and mortality for any disease is through prevention. We’ve come a long way in cancer treatment but advances in treatment can only do so […]

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Preparing for a Positive Outcome

Another friend called me the other day; she had just left the doctor’s office after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. The fear in her voice was evident as she struggled to ask me questions through her tears. She has been my friend for many years, long before I got my own diagnosis and had followed […]

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Wellness Coaching

The doctor was grinning when he entered the room. He shook our hands and looked at Tom. “How are you feeling?”, he asked with a big smile. “I feel great”, Tom replied. “Well your scan looked good”, said the doctor. I didn’t realize I had been holding my breath until that moment. Follow up tests […]

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