Category Archives: Surgery

Maybe I’ll get breasts; maybe I won’t.

On the third day of 2006, at the age of thirty-two, I had a bi-lateral mastectomy. Because of the characteristics of my cancer the surgeon was unable to spare any skin or tissue on my left side and we decided … Continue reading

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Toom-ah? What Stinkin’ Toom-ah!

Below is the first of several guest posts to Survivorship Partners’ blog. Jessica is a walking definition of advocacy and really illustrates how vital being proactive is in survivorship.  What can we learn from her in advocating for yourself or … Continue reading

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This News is Just Swell

There’s new good news in the world of breast cancer treatment. A study  authored by Dr. Guilliano (the surgeon who first gave us sentinel node biopsy in 1994) and published in JAMA this past week confirms prior studies showing that … Continue reading

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