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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Putting the "What’s Under Our Shirt" Campaign to Rest

 I received this latter from AirXpanders CEO Scott Dodson today, Dear Ms. Silberman,On behalf of AirXpanders I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive outreach that you received last week on behalf of our company.  This language was ...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
BRA Day, Update

(Excuse errors and typos, I am having technical issues but I wanted to get the gist of this online)I received an email from Ms. Hollister Hovey of the PR firm that sent out that crass and insensitive letter.  She asked for my phone number so she could...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Bra Day, another metastasis

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Pinktober, Metastasized

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

Consciousness and Health
Emmy Nominee "Escape Fire" Inspires Fresh Approach to Health

Emmy Nominee "Escape Fire" Inspires Fresh Approach to Health

Perhaps the best thing that will come from Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare being nominated for an Emmy Award is that it will give even more viewers a sense that our country’s troubled healthcare system can actually be saved and that its success depends, not just on the decisions made...

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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to stay awake are all critical skills when reading a book.  Afte...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Save Your Brows – Tip for Chemo!

If you are starting chemo for the first time, or have just started it, this video is for you.  It is my very own invention, and if there was any way to make money on it, I would. I do, after all, have a child starting college in one month. And is th...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
My Bid for SXSW – New Video and Vote!

Have you voted for me to be on a Panel at SXSW yet?  David Kopp from Healthline and I want to talk about what it would take to reach for a cure for cancer, and what today's modern, empowered patient can do to help achieve that goal.  Surprise...

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

In the late 1980s I was a young, single mother, with big hair, of course.  Looking back through the dewy gauze of age and chemo, I remember my life then as wonderful, if not exactly carefree. Whatever problems I had have been softened and smoothed wit...

Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Five years……

What can happen in five years? A silly, long-haired 12 year old boy grows to become a lanky, bespectacled, scary-smart 6 foot tall man, packing for the start of his elite university education and possible career as a scientist.  A young man, 22, str...

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