Tag Archives: advice

Social media and patient engagement – #medx

Recently, I noticed a transition in my face-to-face support group – in that I’ve transition from the newbie going through treatment to the experienced breast cancer patient who can answer various questions about chemotherapy. A friend sent me a book (which I recommend ‘Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips‘), which has some great advice for those with… Read More »

Not your stereotypical surgeons

Surgeons get a bad rap for being insensitive and un-empathetic. From the outside, they are seen as the engineers of medicine – socially awkward, mechanical in their interactions, and having no time for patient engagement. This has totally NOT been my experience. I’ve see a couple of breast surgeons, a couple for breast surgeon fellows, a… Read More »

Breast cancer pet peeve – it is not a “lump” (public service announcement)

My breast cancer pet peeve of the day is the word “lump” … cause, well, it doesn’t FEEL like a lump! The word lump actually is misleading and causes too many women to NOT get something checked out. It is part of why I waited a week (fortunately, I only waited a week). So, first… Read More »

They say …

not to read too much on the Internet, and yet it is the internet that is helping ensure I am better prepared for chemo. There are a few things no one mentioned to me, that I’m now finding out: You should go to the dentist and get your teeth cleaned prior to chemo. You should… Read More »