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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Loss of Appetite in Cancer Patients – Part One

In some people, cancer causes "loss of appetite."  Only it's not really a mere loss of appetite; there is no good medical description for what really happens.  I know because I'm experiencing it. From a site about this topic: "..the inability to eat and the associated weight loss often causes conflicts within relationships. In fact, nutrition and...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
National Family Caregivers’ Month – written by my husband

November is National Family Caregivers' Month.  My husband is the one who does most of what we know as "caregiving."Recently,  I asked him, "what is it like?  What does being a caregiver mean to you?"  Our plans for life and dreams for the future have certainly ...changed. Things we thought we'd be doing, we...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Lifetrak Fitness Watch – Contest!

Hearing I was going to have to go back on a harsh chemo made me nervous.  I'm not in good shape at all.  When I started all this funny business years ago, I had the strength to manage it.  Now, I wonder how much more I can do. During my period of r...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Check Out

On the wall in one of my oncologist's exam rooms, near the door, there is a sign that says, "Check Out."   This is not the real sign It may have been there all these years and I never noticed. Maybe I've never been in that exam room before. I'm not sure what it is telling...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
In the Stream

I was on a live TV, web streaming show called The Stream yesterday.  It was an interesting experience.  Perhaps not my best interview, as it was done via Skype.  I had so much more to say! There was some lag so I could not hear when the other wome...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!

Over the past four years since being diagnosed with mets, six with cancer, I have had approximately ten PET scans, about 50 CT scans, 24 MUGA scans and a sprinkling of bone and other types of imaging tests. Imagine the time that takes - the driving, th...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
TCL Roku TV – Givaway!

I've been hinting on facebook that I had an awesome giveaway coming up - and today is the day it begins.  I cannot be any happier that I get to give away such an amazing prize. ::::drumroll:::: A 32 inch, TCL Roku Color Series Smart TV - with a color...

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Hot Pink Fun Run Raises Funds for Placer Breast Cancer Foundation

The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation hosted the eighth annual Hot Pink Fun Run event. The family-friendly fun run/walk was held Sunday morning, Sept. 27 in Downtown Roseville. All proceeds from the Hot Pink Fun Run benefitted the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The group is comprised of breast cancer survivors and community activists who are...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Breast Cancer Deaths by Year. Simple Raw Numbers.

Here is a gift to start Pinktober: Overall Breast Cancer Mortality by Year  Year Source No. of Deaths 2015* 40,730 2013-2014 39,620 201l-2012 39,520 2009-2010 40,170 2007-2008 40,460 ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pity Party and a Breast Cancer Lesson

Six years ago, when first diagnosed with cancer, I did what many do, including you, dear reader, who is maybe finding my blog for the first time.   I searched online for breast cancer stories, to find other women like me.  The one burning question I had, that you have too, is "What is...

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