I'm Margaret and when I was eleven my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember when my parents told my siblings and me. My two older sisters and I were sitting on the couch watching TV. It was the summer before fifth grade for me.
Words often fail to describe the experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis. Fear, disbelief, shock, courage, strength, humor, hope; these are all words that I commonly hear. The experience is different for everyone.
Women enter a \breast-focused\ surgeon's office for a multitude of reasons, such as breast pain, discharge, or a mass that is either palpable (felt) or a mammographic abnormality.
Over the past 30 years, special types of imaging have largely replaced exploratory surgery as a way to \look inside\ the body. These tools include:
Breast reconstruction is a critical apsect of the overall treatment plan for women facing a diagnosis of breast cancer. After wading through the emotion and mental trauma, you are now faced with an abundance of information and choices. The first important decision is therapy. Reconstruction o
This month we see pink everywhere we look; pink t-shirts, pink hats, pink yogurt lids, even chicken wrapped in pink plastic for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this sea of pink, we often forget the husbands, partners, boyfriends, and loved ones who care for those living with breast cancer.
Carcinoma of the breast will affect more than 190,000 women in the United States this year. Radiation therapy will be an important part of the treatment plan for more than half of those women.
Breast cancer clearly remains a major global problem. Despite a steady reduction in the death rates from breast cancer in many Western countries, with the exception of the United States, the incidence of breast cancer continues to increase.
Today is my father-in-law’s 85th birthday. A man of deep faith, loyalty to family, and compassion for others, he welcomed me into the family nearly 30 years ago. Although Rayburn had humble beginnings as a child during the Great Depression, he has always been a seeker of life’s most