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The Cancer of Good Intentions

One indelible memory I have from the last days of my father's life was rifling through his filing cabinet at 3 AM. This was not a scheming attempt to uncover some dark family secret, and shamelessly c…

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Breast Cancer: Getting Your Wife (and Yourself) Through Treatment

You're watching the nightly news and everyone's talking about a big brewing storm. Only nobody can say exactly when it'll hit--or how much damage it will do. That's how I felt when Marsha started trea…

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Breast Cancer: Hair Matters

My poor mother often reminds me how, when I was a kid, I used to torment her and the hairdresser when it was time for a haircut (apparently the hairdresser needed a Valium beforehand). If my hair was …

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My Mom, the Breast Cancer Survivor

It was the last day of August when my sister and I were driving home from a weekend in the mountains and we got a call from my mom to let us know that they'd found something suspicious during a routin…

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Breast Cancer: Navigating Treatment

My experience at the Chopra Center has convinced me that combining holistic approaches with effective conventional medical care leads to the best health outcomes with reduced side effects. Cancer chal…

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Breast Cancer: What I Wish I’d Known

My cell phone rang while driving to my son's basketball game; he was in fourth grade and about to play his elementary school's arch rival. I was supposed to watch his game for 30 minutes and then pick…

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Breast Cancer: 10 Myths Debunked

What is your risk of breast cancer? What about antiperspirants and breast cancer? What you don't know CAN hurt you. Misinformation can keep you from recognizing and minimizing your own risk of breast …

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Breast Cancer: Help Your Wife (And Yourself) Get Through It

I remember only too well the day my wife found out she had breast cancer. And I remember only too well what an idiot I was when she told me. Let me give you a little background. On the last week in…

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Breast Cancer: 12 Ways to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits

Is there really a "right" way and a "wrong" way to go to the doctor? Of course there is! When we patients--or, as I prefer to call us, "medical consumers"--go to the doctor we must be fully prepared. …

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