Tag Archives: Breast cancer

What is your family’s risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer? You have to look at the male side, too

DNA model

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 […]

An artist’s take on the frightening unfamilar world of cancer treatments

Rad Art book cover

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 […]