Category: Cancer


Breast Surgery News

With thanks to Dr. Deanna Attai, a California breast surgeon and the new  Secretary-Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of The American Society of Breast Surgeons, who posted this on her Facebook page, I’d like to draw your attention to this article in the Seattle Times, by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical...


“Metastatic work is a waste of time.”

With thanks to Nancy Stordahl of Nancy’s Point for posting it on Facebook, I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to a spot-on article on Salon: The ultimate cancer taboo: Sometimes it kills you by Mary Elizabeth Williams. If anyone wonders why people with metastatic cancer sometimes (often) feel like the red-headed stepchildren of the...


Metastatic breast cancer as chronic illness

Please, please, please read Scorchy Barrington’s latest post “Chronic Illness”. Scorchy has outdone herself in this valuable post. Starting from the point of her mets diagnosis just a few months ago, she continues with a critical reading of the Komen organization and then moves smoothly to Peggy Orenstein’s brilliant article...

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