Category Archives: Personal Stories

Thankful for PCORI & Patient-Centered Research

I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of  PCORI — Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Three days of presentations and panel discussions all focused on one recurring theme: Patient voices, preferences, values, experiences, and outcomes matter. I felt … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Research, Resources, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A New Bio-marker Test for DCIS = Peace of Mind for Thousands of Women

If you are one of the 60,000 + women diagnosed with DCIS this year, you now have a way to gain more peace of mind about what to think and do about it. A company called PreludeDx has scientifically validated … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Resources, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Active Surveillance P L U S — Donna’s Vision

“Active surveillance” of a potential cancerous condition through periodic medical imaging in itself can be extremely stressful — and the anxiety, worry and fear of cancer developing or progressing may not go away as time goes on.    Active Surveillance … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Aggressive Treatments for DCIS — or NOT? New Research Sheds Light

I hope every woman diagnosed with low-risk DCIS today knows they have a great opportunity that did not exist for me (and thousands others) in the past.

I feel an incredible sense of gratitude to all the forces and people that have made the COMET Study possible — to the physicians and cancer centers who are making it available — and to the women who will participate. Thank you! Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Resources, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Bye-Bye Mammograms: Hello SonoCiné Ultrasound

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein As more and more studies reveal the sad truth about mammograms, many women are left wondering what to do. We all want better, safer and … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Resources, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

DCIS Decision-Making — What Makes Us Different?

Why is it that a majority of women diagnosed with DCIS choose the path of “standard” aggressive treatment (mastectomy or lumpectomy plus weeks of radiation and years of “prevention” drugs), while a small minority say “NO WAY — this is … Continue reading

Posted in Options, Personal Stories, Sanity | Tagged , , , , , , | 28 Comments

On the Radio — Donna on “High Energy Health”

It was an honor to share my story and passion with Dawson Church on his radio show “High Energy Health.” To listen, click here and scroll down to 9/8/2016 Donna Pinto – Give Wellness. Alternatively, click here for direct link to the … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Options, Personal Stories, Sanity, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment