Cancer

Why I Chose to Have My Ovaries Removed – BRCA1 & Laparoscopic Prophylactic Oophorectomy Recovery
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Why I Chose to Have My Ovaries Removed – BRCA1 & Laparoscopic Prophylactic Oophorectomy Recovery

This was my deeply personal decision to undergo a significant medical procedure: the removal of my ovaries. As a young breast cancer survivor with a BRCA1-positive diagnosis, I faced tough choices. Ultimately, I chose to undergo a laparoscopic prophylactic oophorectomy, a decision rooted in my commitment to reducing the risk of ovarian cancer. I will…

Tips for Navigating Cancer as a Family
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Tips for Navigating Cancer as a Family

This is a guest post about cancer by Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology. When a family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s understandable that the family’s primary focus will change as concern may be very high. It’s not just the individual with cancer that may be struggling with complex feelings; it affects the entire family, too. A newly diagnosed cancer patient often thinks of their…

Understanding the Five Types of Gynecological Cancers for Prevention and Improved Prognosis
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Understanding the Five Types of Gynecological Cancers for Prevention and Improved Prognosis

As a cancer survivor, my hope is that no one else has to experience the traumatic diagnosis, surgeries, treatments, and scanxiety. Even though I had breast cancer, I have a high risk of getting other cancers as well.   Because I’m BRCA positive, I have a gene mutation effects they way my body fights cancer. In…