Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

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Pink parties. Pink Ribbons.  Pink celebrations. Pink boas.  Pink bagels.  You name it, it's pink in October.  Many people, breast cancer patients and others, find empowerment and emotional comfort in "pink." Many feel as if they have done good by participating or buying a "pink" good. As I've mentioned before in my post, Missed Opportunities: Celebrities … Continue reading Dying for a cure this Pinktober: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

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Now is a critical time.

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Breast Care for Washington has been open for six months.  During this time we have succeeded in providing care to all patients that have come through our doors, regardless of ability to pay. We are the only provider of breast cancer screening, diagnostics and patient navigation to treatment, regardless of ability to pay, East of … Continue reading Now is a critical time.

Six Family Health History Resources

FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY SIX RESOURCES

What you know can save you. Family health history is information about diseases that run in your family and other factors like diet and lifestyle that may affect your family's health. Knowing this information can help you and your physician partner together to develop a personalized health management plan. In fact, you may be able to … Continue reading Six Family Health History Resources

Top Cancer Genetics Programs to AARP: Medical Interventions extend the life of BRCA carriers

Top cancer genetics programs to AARP: medical interventions prolong life for BRCA carriers

Healthcare misinformation leads to fear, avoidance and worse medical outcomes for patients, even if intentions were good. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge and poor editing led to a published article by AARP that has produced great outrage among BRCA carriers, patient advocacy groups and the physicians who work tirelessly for these patients. Today I want to … Continue reading Top Cancer Genetics Programs to AARP: Medical Interventions extend the life of BRCA carriers

Missed opportunities: celebrities are not doctors.

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One of the most challenging parts of my job is the misinformation that surrounds hereditary cancer and the celebrities who add to the problem. Celebrities have a large platform from which they can loudly and publicly share their views.  Often times fans and the general public take celebrity views as scientific, medical truth.  Case in point … Continue reading Missed opportunities: celebrities are not doctors.

Doing More with Less: Capturing Adequate Cancer Family History

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Every day, oncology clinicians are asked to do more with less.  What I mean by this is, reimbursement for many services has gone down or is inadequate, and physicians are asked to do more during a patient visit with less time available. Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to present to a local oncology department in … Continue reading Doing More with Less: Capturing Adequate Cancer Family History

Breast Care for Washington: Hitting a Milestone

I am truly pleased to share with you all today that Breast Carefor Washington has entered into a partnership with Community of Hope at their new facility in Southwest DC. Existing as the sole provider of 3-D mammograms East of the Anacostia River, we plan to begin offering services in May 2014. Below is our … Continue reading Breast Care for Washington: Hitting a Milestone

Drowning in Pink: An Update

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My recent piece, Drowning in Pink has been received with great interest and so I'd like to provide an update today on the situation. First lets rewind to refresh our memories: 2/21/2014, METAvivor contacted Kohl's regarding it's very obvious adaptation of the METAvivor's campaign, "Elephant in the Pink Room," with request for the campaign to … Continue reading Drowning in Pink: An Update