cancer

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…

Public Speaking at a Conference: Telling Your Story #publicspeaker #breastcancersurvivor
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Public Speaking at a Conference: Telling Your Story #publicspeaker #breastcancersurvivor

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you go through a range of emotions. No matter how long it has been since diagnosis, it’s important to understand how to thrive and overcome challenges in the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Texas Oncology holds Survive and Thrive Symposiums to help cancer patients and caregivers. This year,…

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 post is about my personal decision to have my ovaries removed.  I am a BRCA1 positive, breast cancer survivor that opted for a laparoscopic prophylactic oophorectomy to decrease my risk of ovarian cancer. Why I Chose to Have My Ovaries Removed – BRCA1 & Oophorectomy I recently had an oophorectomy at MD Anderson because…