An expressive arts therapist helps people grieve by creating art. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her art therapy tools to help herself.
Three common questions breast cancer specialist Dr. Tracey Weisberg gets from her patients. She shares the answers on the Catching Health blog.
Two questions one breast cancer specialist hears often — why did I get breast cancer and is there anything other than a mammogram that could have caught it sooner? We give some answers on the WCSH 6 Morning Report.
When Mary Moskowitz was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to take back as much control as she could. She shares her recipe for good health and for a tasty stir fry.
You may have seen some conflicting health news about soy and breast cancer. You shouldn’t eat soy if you’re at risk for breast cancer Soy can protect you against breast cancer What should you do if you have breast cancer or are at risk for developing it? Is it ok to eat soy products? The answer […]
When I was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer in 2014, I met with a medical oncologist to discuss my family history. A few women on both sides of my family had died of breast cancer. My great grandmother, a great aunt, an aunt and a first cousin. My father died of lung cancer and […]
Ever since I was a young woman, I’ve been hyper-aware of my breasts. Not because there’s anything special or unique about them, but because when I was in my twenties, I discovered a lump. At the time, I was a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center. I treated people with cancer, including women with breast […]
Every year, 60,000 women in this country are diagnosed with DCIS or stage 0 breast cancer. In a recently published study, researchers analyzed the medical data of 100,000 women with DCIS to see what happened to them 10 and 20 years after they were diagnosed. Sharon Vaznis and I discuss their findings on the Morning […]
If it weren’t for Pat Jordan, who passed away in May, there would be no Tri for a Cure (an annual women’s triathlon in Maine.) It was Pat who lovingly pointed that out to her daughter Julie Jordan Marchese, who founded the Tri eight years ago. “When she reminded me,” Julie chuckles, “I said Mum, […]
Have you ever used the word rad? (Slang for cool or awesome.) Rad actually stands for radiation absorbed dose. It’s a term used to define a unit of energy that is absorbed from radiation — like when someone is having radiation therapy treatments to kill cancer cells. Maine artist Sally Loughridge knows all too well what […]