October is Different Now

By Jeff / Guest Blogger
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October 27, 2014

October was a month I never thought much about until after my wife Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the past when I lived up north, as the weather got cooler and sometimes darker, I felt the breath of October in a bluesy way as a harbinger of winter. Now that I am living […]

A Love Letter to My Lung Surgeon

By Muriel the Editor
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February 14, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday morning in 2008, which just happened to be Valentine’s Day, my two sisters, several very close friends and I walked into South Miami Hospital and into the twilight zone. Not one of us knew what was in front of us ­– especially me, the patient – but we all […]

Meet CareCoach Loretta − a Survivor

By Loretta, CareCoach
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February 10, 2014

I am neither a Facebook nor a Twitter user, and I certainly have never written a blog post before.  I am much more comfortable with the spoken word. But I was asked to write this. So here I am; please bear with me. By way of introduction, my name is Loretta and I am one […]

New Miami Cancer Institute to Open in 2016

By Muriel the Editor
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February 07, 2014

Baptist Health South Florida announced it is building the new $400 million Miami Cancer Institute scheduled to break ground in July. The Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida consolidates under one roof outpatient clinical services, a dedicated cancer research facility and signature technology platforms, including the first proton therapy center in South Florida. […]

Facing the New Year While Facing My New Fear

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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February 05, 2014

January 1 has come and gone.  The ball has dropped, the resolutions have been made and the cycle of life has renewed.  It’s a new year! While I am ecstatic that I am healthy enough to have new opportunities and a fresh start with the new year, I also have an invasive sense of foreboding.  […]

Get Back On Track with Low Fat and Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence

By Alice Pereira RD CDE
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February 03, 2014

If you are trying to get back on track for the New Year, this is the time to set small, realistic goals to improve your diet and manage your weight. If you already have implemented healthy habits and food choices into your lifestyle then CONGRATS! If you still feel you can do better, one area […]

Can We Cancel January?

By Muriel the Editor
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January 31, 2014

I have always hated the month of January.  The holiday festivities and frenzy are over, there are bills to be paid for all that merrymaking you did in December, and nothing you do in January seems to compare with December’s excitement and hopefulness for the year ahead. December brings joy, peace and love –  there […]

My 2014 Resolutions…What Resolutions?

By Carmen / Guest Blogger
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January 29, 2014

Leftovers are gone, ribbons and gift bags have been recycled, girls are back to school and everyone is falling back into the same-old-same-old. But what about all the New Year’s resolutions I made? Each one was important, even exciting at the time. Now I can’t even list them all. Unlike in past years, the resolutions […]

My Sixth Anniversary Lasts for Seven Weeks

By Muriel the Editor
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January 24, 2014

My sixth anniversary as a breast cancer survivor starts January 2 and ends on Valentine’s Day. It’s something I will never forget for as long as I live, as I am sure most cancer survivors will understand. I started 2008 having a lumpectomy to remove the cancerous tumor in my breast. On February 14, I […]