Betty Ford & The Status Of Mammography

This is a long one, dear readers, so grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Thank you, Mrs. Ford. In 1974, when she was 56, Betty Ford’s doctor found a lump in one of her breasts during a routine physical.   At the time, biopsies were not done as a separate procedure […]

Is There A Cure For Hypocrisy?

It hasn’t been a great week.   There has been a confluence of events lately that has left me in tears, especially today.   Today, I learned that one of my cyber-sistahs died yesterday of breast cancer, after being treated for several months for mets to the brain.  Another friend, who had breast cancer a […]

NBCC Conference Notes: Hard Data

No, I’m not an expert. My last post was just published on the news/blog aggregate site, Opposing Views, and received this comment: “To opine that early detection does not matter when she benefited from it herself in order to make a separate point about MBC is a desperate attempt to sound like an ‘expert’ which […]

NBCC Conference Notes: Early Detection Is Neither

Changing the Conversation — Now The women in the above photo were just two of the over eight hundred attendees at the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Advocacy Training Conference, which took place this past weekend in Washington, D.C.  I caught them during one of our few breaks, resting their tired feet, their conference material in […]