Category Archives: breast cancer

Where Do I Go From Here? Washington DC

I’m headed to Washington DC for the Stage IV Stampede. Please join me! Continue reading

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First Descents

    In June 2015 I was blessed to be given a kayaking trip by a wonderful organization called First Descents that gives free adventures to young cancer survivors. I knew it would be life changing, but I had no … Continue reading

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I’m Not OK – But I’m OK With That

Last night someone asked me if I was OK now. It is a question I get quite frequently since undergoing cancer treatment. My immediate reaction was to say “yes, I’m doing really well” and then try to steer the subject … Continue reading

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Gotta Get A Game Plan

The recent announcement that the American Cancer Society is changing its recommendations for breast cancer screening has lit up the internet with articles, blogs and tweets. Reactions are all over the map from “it’s about time” to “hell no!” to … Continue reading

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Spare A Pair……..

“Save the Tatas” “I Love Boobies” “Feel Her Up” “No Bra Day” – all slogans for fundraisers or awareness campaigns for breast cancer. Designed to be cute and make us giggle like 12 year olds, they seem harmless enough on … Continue reading

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We’ve Got The Power……

I’ve been doing a lot of research on cause marketing including reading a lot of material geared towards businesses telling them how to go about it successfully. I’ve learned a lot of interesting information. I think as consumers we often … Continue reading

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This Is My Fight Song…..

For my second post on the language of breast cancer I want to focus on some of the terminology we use when talking about those who have received a cancer diagnosis. Before I get started, please know that I am … Continue reading

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Who is N.E.D. and why does he have so many dance partners?

One thing that has struck me as I have gone through my journey with breast cancer is the language we use. I’m guessing part of it is because I am a linguist at heart. Our language colors our perception and … Continue reading

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