Monthly Archives: May 2011

No Breast Cancer in Israel!

Perhaps it is because my Hebrew isn’t fluent, but I have found through personal observation and anecdotal evidence that there is no breast cancer in Israel. I’m here for a conference and decided I would precede the work with some … Continue reading

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Don’t Call me a “Survivor.” Call me a WARRIOR! Damnit.

Being a scholar of words, one that particularly bothers me is the assignment of ‘survivor’ for those who have battled cancer. For me, survivor is not the correct term for those of us who have fought against the guys in … Continue reading

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Sweeping Cancer Under the Rug

As much as we’d like to say we are advancing in our war against cancer (of all kinds), there are still large numbers of folk out there, some of whom may be reading this very blog, who feel that cancer … Continue reading

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Tapping into my inner Celia Hodes, Elizabeth Edwards and Christina Applegate

I wish I was more like Celia Hodes, a character who had breast cancer on the Showtime series, “Weeds.”  Celia is a bitch.  She wants women to be friends with her, but talks about them behind her back.  She cheats … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky, Punk?

I think I might have some insight into why I don’t feel lucky, nor do I always respond positively when friend, loved ones, and well-meaners tell me I’m lucky, or that I should feel lucky. Why don’t I? Because I’ve … Continue reading

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Discovery. Another Piece of my Journey.

So, I was cleaning out a purse I haven’t used in a while, and I discover an order for a diagnostic mammogram for a ‘lump/thickening’ on the left breast at the 2 o’clock position.  It is dated August 28, 2009. … Continue reading

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The Commercialization of Breast Cancer

A blender. Gym membership. Shorts. I’ve seen all of these sold through the use of your friend and mine, Breast Cancer. Now, I have a problem with this. It started with the ribbons. AIDS was the first disease to have … Continue reading

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