The ABCs of a Breast Cancer Warrior

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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October 01, 2015

Accept your diagnosis. Believe in your recovery. Count your blessings. Devote yourself to positive thinking. Educate yourself about your illness. Forgive your body for betraying you. Give of your time and talents. Help others when you can. Immerse yourself in positive affirmations. Judge not lest ye be judged. Keep all medical appointments. Love life, and […]

Cancer Survivors Return to Living

By Bethany / Guest Blogger
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June 01, 2015

On the first Sunday of every June – this year, June 7 – people of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, who have endured a cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows, understand the significance of Cancer Survivors Day. Their lives, once filled with normal routines, quickly shifted to regular doctor and treatment appointments, and […]

Early Detection is Everything

By Laura / Guest Blogger
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May 01, 2015

Mammograms have recently been in the news as studies have questioned their effectiveness in detecting breast cancer. So what does that mean for you?   The American Cancer Society recommends women undergo annual mammograms starting at age 40. However, those with a family history or genetic risks may need to start screening at an earlier age. […]

Prepare to be Inspired

By Kitty / Guest blogger
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March 13, 2015

Robbie Kaplan remembers the day she first learned about Relay for Life of East Kendall. Waiting for test results in her doctor’s office eight years ago, she noticed luminaria bags and candles being sold to support the American Cancer Society (ACS), and for use in a Relay ceremony for survivors and those lost to cancer. […]

Did You Send Your Wish List to Santa?

By Muriel the Editor
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December 05, 2014

December 4 was Santa’s Wish Day, but it’s still not too late to get your letter in the mail. You could also send it via email, post it on Facebook, or tweet on Twitter.  If you are really creative, you might want to post your favorite photos on Pinterest.  Whichever vehicle you choose, be assured […]

Test Anxiety Confirmed

By Muriel the Editor
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August 29, 2014

Do you still have test anxiety whenever you have to go to the doctor – not only your oncologist, but any doctor? Well, I do, and it is getting to be around that time again. My appointment is next week and I’m starting to feel the rush of adrenaline that always accompanies a visit. Even […]

Ask the Expert about Survivorship

By Muriel the Editor
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July 14, 2014

Grace Wang, M.D., is a medical oncologist affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida. She holds her medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine and went to Northwestern University. Dr. Wang is a Diplomate in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and has been in private practice in South Florida since 1984. Dr. Wang has […]

Nutrition: A Step Ahead in Your Healing Journey (Part III)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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March 17, 2014

As a registered and licensed nutritionist for more than 17 years, I have experience working with patients in a one-to-one setting that helps them achieve their weight-management goals.  As a Board-certified nutritionist in oncology, I offer my patients a preventive and holistic approach to health and nutrition.  By practicing the steps offered in the “Nutrition: A […]

Steps to Healthful Eating After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis (Part II)

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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March 10, 2014

As a registered and licensed nutritionist for more than 17 years, I have experience working with patients in a one-to-one setting that helps them achieve their weight-management goals.  As a Board-certified nutritionist in oncology, I offer my patients a preventive and holistic approach to health and nutrition.  By practicing the steps offered in the “Nutrition:  […]

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