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Angelina Jolie, gorgeous woman she is, broke silence by courageously offering knowledge to all of us she chose a double preventive double mastectomy in an op-ed piece, New York Times. She lost her mother to ovarian cancer and Angelina … Continue reading
Q My wife had lung cancer, and passed away after terrible suffering. I feel lost now and so guilty… Please what can I do, I don’t have any medical insurance. A I’m so sorry to hear about your wife’s passing … Continue reading
SHIFTING YOUR FOCUS WITH ZOOMING Think of a camera. You can zoom in for a close-up or you can take a regular picture. Using the same idea, you can check in with yourself to see how things are going by … Continue reading
What you tell yourself matters. If your thoughts are centered on “I can’t handle this” self-talk, or if you continually use the “I can’t handle this” phrase in talking with your family and friends, you are setting up a … Continue reading
L. Marie Shadwick wrote a moving guest post about survivor guilt and how it affected her. I see many patients who experience survivor’s guilt, and have found it is not uncommon. To quote from L. Marie’s guest post, “Why was I … Continue reading
I was walking down the hallway of the hospital and wearing a large grin. I had just received the results of my mammogram – still no evidence of disease (3+ years cancer free). My mood quickly changed when I walked … Continue reading
Question: I had a question on twitter from a woman asking about uterine cancer and lynch syndrome (a genetic digestive cancer, can include further impact for women). Living in “the unknown” pops out dramatically within cancer and many other concerns … Continue reading
Shock stops you in your tracks but you must deal with it. Terror stops you in your tracks but you must take time to feel it. An emotional shutdown, the kind where you feel completely numb, must be attended to. … Continue reading
Catching myself going round and round with my thoughts, it became increasingly clear I was stuck in neutral. Like a car engine that keeps on with that errrrr, errrr, errrr, errr noise. Annoying, really. Don’t you just get tired of … Continue reading
Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…Rachel Naomi Remen What could be more powerful or significant for relationships then your undistracted presence or fully “showing up”? I listened to a conversation unfold: She: … Continue reading