With a lot of high anxiety I saw my oncologist today for our regular session once a month. Nothing new for now as we are still assessing whether the Fareston is working. With hormonal drugs it takes longer to know … Continue reading
With a lot of high anxiety I saw my oncologist today for our regular session once a month. Nothing new for now as we are still assessing whether the Fareston is working. With hormonal drugs it takes longer to know … Continue reading →
laughing together / we make more memories to / share and laugh again ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.
sweet moments with you / affirm love and my endless / devotion to you ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) for treatment of advanced breast cancer for patients with HER2 positive BC. In recent studies referred to as EMILIA the drug was known as T-DM1. … Continue reading →
Most of us in the breast cancer community know Dr. Susan Love, who wrote the definitive reference on breasts: Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, and, as the tireless researcher for breast cancer causes. She heads the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and … Continue reading →
Anyone with metastatic breast cancer understands that good communication is necessary between our medical teams and us. With the critical decisions that present to us during our diagnosis and treatment, we must feel free to discuss options and ask questions. … Continue reading →
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) sponsors a patient site at cancer.net. This has existed for a while. What is new, however, is access to full articles in either journal associated with ASCO: Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of … Continue reading →
Saturday and Sunday were both outings for me, so today I am recuperating. After an attempt to get blood tests this morning. Apparently, my feeble brain—blame it on chemo brain—did not put two and two together that on Presidents’ Day … Continue reading →
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Every February the pen community in southern California has the privilege of hosting the annual LA International Pen Show. It took place at the Marriott Manhattan Beach this weekend, and, as usual, Marvin and I attended. I have missed this … Continue reading →
visiting memories / takes us to sentimental / journeys of the past ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.
In an interview with Publisher Paul Goldberg of The Cancer Letter, Fran Visco, President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition explains deadline 2020 to end breast cancer and responds to the recent editorial Misguided Cancer Goal published in Nature questioning the deadline. 5 … Continue reading →
warm arms wrap us with / love that grows stronger each year / sweetest Valentines ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.
A report on studies of environmental causes of breast cancer stirs controversy that enough funding goes toward this research. 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.
Have you been following the goal of the National Breast Cancer Coalition to end breast cancer by 2020? Read what this author has to say about the goal in an editorial Misguided Cancer Goal published in Nature. UPDATE see my post 2-15-13 … Continue reading →
When someone receives a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, it can be perhaps the most devastating news in a lifetime. Emotions run wild, and the search for knowledge begins. Knowing what to ask the doctors and others involved with your … Continue reading →
for many years my / body was a wonderland / strong fierce full of fire ♦ wonderland is gone / just a romantic wasteland / balding tired and weak ♦ still i look inside / searching for remnants hiding / in my … Continue reading →
While science and medicine have a long way to go toward finding causes of many cancers, including breast, a longstanding belief among the general population is that stress is a factor. Yet, the link between stress and cancer is still … Continue reading →
Living Beyond Breast Cancer has announced that registration is open for their Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Enhancing Your Health and Quality of Life on April 13–14, 2013 in Philadelphia. “Conference topics will include updates on treatment and … Continue reading →
Some of you may have followed the cancer blog of Brenda Coffee, who recently changed gears from blogging about cancer to a new venture that will focus on women over 45. In organizing that effort she is requesting information via … Continue reading →
mourning for rachel / whom we lost a year ago / too early in life ♦ too many too early / heartache for those who love them / we so need that cure ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ … Continue reading →