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Video Series: Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis

Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis

First and foremost, thank you so much for all of the positive feedback on the first installment of the video series, To Fight or Not to Fight During Cancer Treatment. It means the absolute world to me. Truly. If you didn’t see it you can watch it here: http://www.thesilverpen.com/breast-cancer-information-facts/video-series-to-fight-or-not-to-fight-during-treatment/

In case you didn’t already know (which you probably do because you all are highly sensitive and aware smarties), here are some seriously sobering statistics about FBC:

  • 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among US women
  • 64,640 additional cases of DCIS
  • 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women. In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by non-Hispanic white women. Breast cancer death rates
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Video Series: To Fight or Not to Fight During Treatment

 

Hello! Hello!  Gosh is it ever nice to be back. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have missed you all.  This ...

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5th Cancerversary. Yup. FBC.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s back to blogging I go…

How’s that for an entré? Good? No? Well, I’m not sure where to begin after ...

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Practice What I Preach

Recently a girlfriend called me out and dressed me down.  She just finished chemo and told me, “Hol, I love you and your book. ...

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When Someone is Grieving What to Say

When Someone is Grieving What to Say

We have experienced a lot of death this year.  Some loved ones have died suddenly and others have ...

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BFFL Co.

BFFL Co.

As many of you already know, sharing tips with friends is one of my favorite things to do. One company that I have ...

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Emily McDowell Sympathy Cards

Empathy Cards

As you all know, I have talked and talked  (and talked!) about what to say and what not to say to someone who ...

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Breast Cancer Information: Rayo de Esperanza

As many of you may know, in October o 2014, Allstate Insurance and I released “The Silver Lining Companion Guide” which is a ...

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The ABC’s of IV’s

Needlestick

I don’t like having needles stuck in my arms. That may be odd to read, but please allow me to explain.  You see, pre-chemo, ...

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Breast Biopsies Can Leave Room for Doubt About Cancer

Breast Biopsies Can Leave Room for Doubt About Cancer 

Recently, I came across an enlightening article in the New York Times by Denise Grady about ...

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Rita Wilson Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Rita Wilson Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Did you hear about Rita Wilson?  FBC. Yep. I was as surprised as you are.  Having been in ...

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