American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study: Be In it to Win It (Good Health, That Is!)

There has been a lot of publicity lately about breast cancer because of the article Peggy Orenstein wrote entitled The Problem with Pink in The New York Times on April 28th. Read about my response to the article on The Patch. In the wake of that discussion it's important that we not forget what we are aiming for: the eradication of not only breast cancer, but all cancers. Today there are nearly 12 million people in the U.S. who have survived cancer and many, many more who have avoided it due … [Read more...]

Power of Pink or the Problem? Breast Cancer and Early Detection

More than 20 years ago, I ran a support group for women with metastatic breast cancer. The group was supposed to run for eight weeks, but it ran for just over two years, until the last woman in my group passed away. At that time, metastatic breast cancer was a death sentence, and people asked me how I could do such depressing work. I explained to them that despite the loss of group members, each week I received more gifts of insight, kindness and love from those women than I was ever able to … [Read more...]