Tag Archives : breast cancer

General Medical · Lifestyle

Trust Me: This Year I’m Aware

By O'Brien Kathleen
My sister asked me an interesting question recently: Should she think of me as someone who has cancer, or as someone who had cancer? It’s a big distinction, one that will be on my mind during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Trust me, this year I’m aware.) I’ve even found myself dragged into little debates about it. My feeling is this: Why would I be…
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General Medical

I Love Men, And My Plastic Surgeon

By O'Brien Kathleen
Kathleen O’Brien has been a journalist for three decades. Her long-running column for the Newark Star Ledger “looks at life from the kaleidoscopic perspective of wife, mother, taxpayer, commuter and worker bee.” But this year, O’Brien began a different sort of commute: a journey through breast cancer. WVFC is honored to share some of O’Brien’s Ledger blog about her experiences, …
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General Medical · Lifestyle

Kathleen O’Brien: With Cancer, Some Days You’re Lady Liberty, and On Others….

By O'Brien Kathleen
Kathleen O’Brien has been a journalist for three decades. Her long-running column for the Newark Star Ledger “looks at life from the kaleidoscopic perspective of wife, mother, taxpayer, commuter and worker bee.” But this year, O’Brien began a different sort of commute. Her blog about her journey through breast cancer, entitled “We’ll Know More on Monday,”  began last week  —…
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General Medical

Alternative to Painful Mammograms?;Women Skeptical of “Fountain of Youth Ads”

By Womens Voices for Change
Because you keep putting off that mammogram: For those of us who find mammograms awkward, uncomfortable, even painful, the news this week buzzed with possibly-helpful ideas: A little lidocaine might help. A study out of Idaho suggested that a normal anesthetic gel helps some women endure the procedure with significantly less discomfort. “Mammography saves lives, and we would like women…
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Health

Cynthia Nixon Had Breast Cancer, Talks about Importance of Early Detection

By Womens Voices for Change
Speaking on ABC’s Good Morning America, actress Cynthia Nixon revealed that she had breast cancer in 2006, shortly after leaving HBO’s "Sex and the City" series. "I didn’t really want to make it public while I was going through it. I didn’t want paparazzi at the hospital, that kind of thing," she said. Nixon’s mother battled breast cancer when Nixon…
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Politics

Elizabeth Edwards Sends A Signal – and Pundits Begin to Read the Tea Leaves?

By Womens Voices for Change
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have sought the endorsements of John and Elizabeth Edwards in this hard fought Democratic primary. This morning, Elizabeth Edwards did an extended interview on ABC’s Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, sharing both of their experiences with breast cancer. But what got the news was Edwards endorsement of … Hillary Clinton’s health plan. Not…
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Health · Politics

News Mix: Meg Whitman Joins McCain; Older Men Not Watching Katie Couric; Laura Linney as Abigail Adams; Studying Connections Between Breast Cancer and Neighborhood Conditions

By Womens Voices for Change
Meg Whitman Joins McCain: Meg Whitman, eBay Inc.’s outgoing chief executive officer, is stepping in to co-chair Sen. John McCain’s national presidential campaign, with a focus on financing and policy development. Whitman, 51, joined eBay in 1998, turning it into a Fortune 500 company with nearly $8 billion in revenue. She previously worked as a fund-raiser for Massachusetts Gov. Mitt…
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