Much of the discussion and debate about breast cancer is currently over issues like screening guidelines, risk, and prophylactic bilateral mastectomies. This focus on risk reduction and early detection can lull us into a false sense of security, suggesting that if we just do this early stuff right we can prevent all breast cancer deaths. But women and men still die from breast cancer even after screening, bilateral mastectomies, 'precision medicine,' and targeted therapy! Why? Because we don't yet know enough about metastases.
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By Heather Caro Armed with an overconfidence only youth can supply, I entered into motherhood the way most newbies do - under the false pretense of knowing what the heck I was getting into. In hindsight, there was probably no way to prepare for the experience of having one's heart take up residence in the bodies of tiny people intent on running amok. Though, we certainly tried our best to prepare.
Mary-Claire King was honored on Monday with the prestigious Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science 'for bold, imaginative, and diverse contributions to medical science and human rights.' In December 1990, King forever altered the path of breast cancer care when she published a study in Science announcing that she and her colleagues had identified what we now call BRCA1 an inherited mutati
Those of you who responded to my recent blog on the collateral damage from cancer treatment will remember that I said the
June 8th marked a year since my diagnosis with leukemia. I have experienced a lot in the past year, physically, mentally and spiritually. My biggest surprise has been a more personal understanding of the permanent side effects of treatment. Sure, I had heard of chemobrain and believed it to be real, but now I know what having chemobrain feels like and how it affects my daily life. Numb toes and neuropathy may be a small price to pay for being here, alive and kicking, but it is a constant reminder of what I have been through.
Today we heard that the Supreme Court unanimously decided that genes can not be patented! This is an important decision for women and men throughout the United States.