As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself too. Give yourself the gift of good health and take the time to schedule this important screening. Make time for yourself and your … Continue reading Mammograms for Mothers
In a heartfelt column in the New York Times, actress Angelina Jolie spoke out about her decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy in order to significantly reduce her chances of developing breast cancer. Ovarian cancer took her mother at the age of 56 and was a constant threat looming in the distance for the … Continue reading A prophylactic double mastectomy: Could it be right for you?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Did you hear the news about Angelina Jolie? She recently announced in the New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA-1 genetic mutation which dramatically increases her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Given that information, she … Continue reading WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision
As a mom, you typically take care of everyone else in the family first. But to continue to play the role of caretaker for years to come, you have to look after yourself, too. In honor of Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of food health and take the time to schedule these important screenings. … Continue reading The Greatest Gift: Mother’s Day
As genetics has become more and more significant in healthcare, the media coverage has certainly increased. And now, genes, genetic testing, and the personal stories deeply entwined with the process have become story lines for major motion pictures. I was given an opportunity to attend one of the first showings of Decoding Annie Parker on April … Continue reading How Decoding Annie Parker Changed Breast Cancer Treatment Forever
My name is Laura Wassef. I am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a mother of three, the oldest 13-years old. I am a sister, daughter, niece, aunt, cousin and friend, and a breast cancer survivor. This is my story. January 2011, just a few days before my 42nd birthday, I was diagnosed with … Continue reading Breast Cancer Was a Detour for Me
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I would like to share my story with you. Mammogram, what a pain right? Uncomfortable, inconvenient, embarrassing, expensive; I have heard and used all of these same excuses for years. However, the adjectives that best describe your yearly mammogram are absolutely necessary! I went in for my yearly … Continue reading Firefighter Battles Breast Cancer
The experimental drug, T-DM1, also known as the breast cancer “smart bomb,” is a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips and search engines since Monday when it was announced as the “miracle drug” breast cancer treatment. Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., an oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead investigator of the T-DM1 study, presented her … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”
The Journal of Clinical Oncology published an online article, Feb. 27, looking at a study about “chemo brain”, the name given to the mental fog and related memory problems that can occur during and after chemotherapy. The study looked at women, between ages 50 to 80, who had been treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer … Continue reading What is Chemo Brain?
Surviving breast cancer is worth celebrating! So why not celebrate it with others? Porsche Montgomery, a wardrobe stylist, gave a brief fashion segment, at the Breast Cancer Survivors Tea held at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, on this season’s trends and how to pair them with a variety of clothing pieces. In addition to … Continue reading Words of Wisdom From Breast Cancer Survivors