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Two Women, Two Choices

In light of the huge new study on the effectiveness of mammography, I’ve been thinking a whole lot about two of my friends. Both women had DCIS—ductal carcinoma in situ— diagnosis of which has increased dramatically in recent years due … Continue reading

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The Boob Bolster…

“You want to see something interesting?” Suzy asked…we were at Massage Envy getting our exhausted bodies tended to. “Okay…..What is that?” It was a large flat pillow with two large cutouts. “It’s a breast bolster,” said the massage therapist. “Some … Continue reading

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Amazing Alice A-OK

Alice had her first post-mastectomy mammogram Saturday. And although she had only half of the poking and prodding…her mastectomy side escaped the squish program…she had way more of the worry that those of us “non-survivor” folk. “It wasn’t sooo bad,” … Continue reading

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Amazing Alice Gets a Mammogram

Amazing Alice is a “year old.” Just over a year since she had her mastectomy and she’s recovered so nicely it’s easy for the rest of us to forget there was ever a problem. Is she different? “I think more … Continue reading

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Mammogram Day….For Karen and Caren

“Is that Karen with a K?” the desk clerk asks me. “Yep.” I’m signing in for the dreaded mammogram appointment. Dreaded because it’s so dang uncomfortable—I totally subscribe to the idea that if men had them they wouldn’t be—but dreaded … Continue reading

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