By: Dr. Tanvi Maharaja PT, DPT March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and for good reason. Ovarian cancer is known as the “Silent Killer,” and according to the American Cancer Society, of the nearly 20,000 women who get diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the US each year, about 12,800 women die of this cancer. On the bright side, … More March: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
By: Sandra L. Churchill Call it the Pride and Prejudice-loving, timeless romantic in me, but there is nothing so endearing and charming as a hand-written letter. A note of encouragement, get-well card, or just-because friendship letter, thoughtfully penned and snail-mailed, is such a testament from one human to another that he or she matters. The … More You’ve Got Mail!
By: Rachel Ventura As the summer months creep closer, I’m excited for the promise of warmer days and outdoor fun, but I am also filled with anxiety about the same things. You see, the sun and I have a love/hate relationship. Here’s why: Soon after I became pregnant with my daughter, a growth appeared on … More Sun Block! Sun Block!
By: Martianne Stanger By the time my eldest sister was my age, she had already survived an aggressive bout with cancer and been tested to determine if she had a BRCA mutation (basically a gene mutation which makes one more likely to get breast and/or ovarian cancer). She did: BRCA2. This meant that the “breast … More BRCA and Me: A Personal Decision About Breast Cancer Gene Testing