2019 DOES IVF INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

Due to the presentation of the results of a large Danish study at the European Society for Human Reproduction & Endocrinology (ESHRE) the American Society of Clinical Oncology also published an analysis of their findings. This resulted in many newspaper articles which said both that IVF dramatically does and does not increases breast cancer risk. […]

2019 ADVICE on MAMMOGRAMS

2019 Advice on Mammograms: If you have had a close relative with breast cancer, a sister, first cousin or aunt, you should be screen earlier than someone without a family history. Advocate for your mammogram and or sonogram with your gynecologist. They will have to provide your insurance company with an argument to cover the […]

I FINALLY CHOOSE A RADIATION DOCTOR (Written Jan 12, 2010)

I come back from Chicago to see Hollister and discuss Radiation. I still have not chosen my radiation doctor and tell his office not to send the paperwork anywhere. I have my ‘fitting’. I decide to go with Dr. Fass because it is more precise although it will take so much longer. Unfortunately, because I […]

I GROW HAIR FUZZ BUT MY EYELASHES ALL FALL OUT

I lost my last eyelash yesterday. I have 3 eyebrow lashes on the right eye and 2 on the left. The hair on my head has started growing and I have some peachfuzz everywhere except on the side of my head. My Eyebrows are starting to grow back too. I think I am okay now […]

(Written Jan 18, 2010): ZOMETA TREATMENT AND MY BONES

So, if I am not to continue with chemotherapy, the new plan of action is; Radiation Tamoxifen The IV Bisphosphonate Zometa taken once every 6 months for 3 years When I first met Dr. Moore, she told me about the Bisphosphonates Trial and suggested that it was the only clinical trial currently ongoing that was […]

WE VISIT WITH ONCOLOGIST MOORE FOR SECOND OPINION ON ABORTED TREATMENT

Saw Dr. Ann Moore today with My Husband and Mom. I went in the appointment really nervous about stopping chemotherapy before 8 treatments and ruining my chances of risk reduction and left the appointment really annoyed with Dr. Hollister and myself for letting me live through the craziness of the last 11 weeks. After talking […]

E-MAIL SENT TO GROUP ON TREATMENT ABORTED

My white blood cell count is back up today and my anemia improving today. I will send details next week after I meet again with Hollister but want you to know that My Husband, Mom and I met with Dr. Anne Moore (top breast cancer oncologist in the NYC area) today at Weill-Cornell to discuss […]

MY CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT IS ABORTED

After my stay in the hospital, 3 more days at home on bed rest with a low-grade fever, a declining white blood count and stable red, Dr. Hollister said, “I am disenchanted with your treatment”. It didn’t sound as harsh as that coming from my Norman Rockwell oncologist. My Husband, my mother and I were […]