Book Review: ‘Breasts — A Natural and Unnatural History’

Breasts — A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams, published by W.H.Norton, 2012. Exhaustively researched and highly readable, science journalist Florence Williams’ latest book describes the remarkable and largely uncharted ecology of women’s breasts. Yes, ecology. Because it turns out that human breasts are in fact a complex and adaptable ecosystem, with a unique […]

Cancer Is Really Crappy

Still looking over my shoulder. While this amazon may be accidental, it was no accident that I started this blog on New Year’s Day. The great thing about New Year’s is the symbolic relief of leaving the past behind. On January 1st, 2009, I was hoping to leave breast cancer behind. Silly me. I was […]

DCIS: What’s in a name?

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ This subject deserves much more time than I can give it today. But a New York Times article, published today, prompted me to post at least some brief commentary. You may need to sign in to the NYT site in order to read it in full, but that requires only your […]

Ambassador Nancy Flips Us the Bird

Oh, Nancy, Nancy, Nancy… You just don’t get it, do you? Did you consult your spin doctors or PR staff before you published your recent comments in the Sacramento Bee? Because honestly, they should not have let you out of the gate with that first paragraph. For anyone who hasn’t read them, a few days […]