Meet the CareCoach – Linda

By Linda / CareCoach
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March 31, 2014

My 49th birthday in 1997 turned out to be life changing!  My colleague, Dollie Dean, gave me the gift of all gifts − not the bottle of Obsession perfume I was hoping for, but a gift I have learned to really treasure and never take for granted − the gift of life! I received a […]

Meet CareCoach Tania

By Tania / CareCoach
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March 24, 2014

When I was a little girl I couldn’t stand the thought of vomiting. At the first sight of anyone gagging in front of me, I gagged too. So imagine my surprise when I felt compelled to go to nursing school several years later. After my youngest child turned two, I decided to pursue another degree. […]

Meet CareCoach Zasha

By Zasha / CareCoach
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February 24, 2014

Se habla español?  A large portion of the women in Miami who have been told they need a breast biopsy are probably more comfortable speaking in their mother tongue. That’s where I enter the picture. My name is Zasha. I was the first bilingual CareCoach at the Breast Center when it opened over five years […]

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 […]

Lucky Friday the 13th – Demystifying Breast Cancer Myths

By Muriel the Editor
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December 13, 2013

Friday the 13th pairs the unluckiest day of the week with the unluckiest number in the universe. How did Friday the 13th become such an unlucky day?  According to, fear of Friday the 13 is rooted in ancient, separate bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday.  The two unlucky entities combine […]

“Be Positive” Oh Yeah! Why Didn’t I Think of That?

By Muriel the Editor
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December 11, 2013

The holidays are right around the corner. I look forward to the festive music, decorations, special dishes and, of course, the surprise of opening gifts! What will I get this year? A new camera I hope, wink wink. As the month of December rolls around, I always take time to reflect on the blessings and […]

Life Doesn’t Prepare You for a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By Karen / Guest Blogger
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November 06, 2013

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is not something life prepares you for — you hear the words, and your life stops instantly. My journey with South Miami Hospital started in the early 80’s, after I graduated from the “U,”  and found my first nursing job at South Miami Hospital. Never would I have thought the […]

Breast Cancer? What Should You Ask

By Dora Escobedo BSN MSN ARNP
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November 04, 2013

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer – now what? Your doctors, the nurses, the CareCoaches and people you know who have had breast cancer, talk about estrogen receptors, HER2 positive, HER2 negative, tumor markers, Stage O, DCIS and on and on. You hear those terms, but you don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. […]

Are You Saying I Have Cancer?

By Doreen / Guest Blogger
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October 24, 2013

  My story is similar to many women — I was in the shower when I noticed a small lump under my left nipple. My mammogram wasn’t due for a few months, but I decided to go early, just in case. After a mammogram and ultrasound, the doctor thought it was nothing, but recommended a […]