Category Archives: Health

Groceries + Love = Global Healing

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ― Rumi In 2010, I was diagnosed with DCIS and my friend Adriana helped me in a priceless way. … Continue reading

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DCIS & COVID-19: How to Decrease Anxiety

Women recently diagnosed with DCIS can do more than just wait. A test is available NOW to learn if the DCIS cells from a biopsy are “low-risk” or “elevated risk.” Why wait and do nothing when you can do something … Continue reading

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Nutrition 411: Donna’s Inspiration, Recipes & Links

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates   A Health Warrior is Born On January 19, 2010, I was diagnosed with DCIS. I was 44 and had two young children. Hearing the word “carcinoma” was terrifying. Hearing the … Continue reading

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DCIS Over-Diagnosis & Over-Treatment: New Facebook Group

Patients, researchers, advocates, journalists and organizations need to work together to understand and communicate better about this serious women’s health issue! Please join a new Facebook Group: DCIS Over-diagnosis and Over-treatment A forum for information, discussion, support, research, education, awareness … Continue reading

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The Value of Recording Physician Consultations

Recording consultations with physicians is extremely valuable, especially with regards to obtaining results of screening or diagnostic tests, biopsies, surgeries, or discussions about future cancer risks, or potential treatments. Recording the consultation enables: ability to glean important information missed or … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 31 — Trick or Truth?

“Galileo’s head was on the block. His crime was looking up the truth.” – Indigo Girls Did you know… Clever TRICKS are used to manipulate the TRUTH about mammography screening. The TRICKS are explained in a Time Magazine article, This … Continue reading

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31 Days of “Little Known” FACTS — For Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Day 30 — NO “Survival” Benefit of Aggressive Treatments for DCIS — Women Not Informed

Did you know… Women diagnosed with DCIS, also known as “stage ZERO” breast cancer, are often rushed into extremely aggressive treatments (surgery, radiation and drugs) that actually have no survival benefit… yet this information is often not told to them. … Continue reading

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