I’m 27 And About To Have A Double Mastectomy

Even though I’m a healthy woman right now, I'm going to have both my breasts removed because I’m a member of a very exclusive club: Like one out of 1,000 women, I have the BRCA gene, a genetic mutation that dramatically ups my chance of cancer.

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  • Cancer Physicians Attack High Drug Costs
    More than 100 cancer specialists have banded together to persuade pharmaceutical companies to bring prices down, suggesting that the high prices for medicine needed to keep someone alive is profiteering. More
  • Patients’ Genes Seen as Future of Cancer Care
    Major academic medical centers in New York and around the country are spending and recruiting heavily in what has become an arms race within the war on cancer. The investments are based on the belief that the medical establishment is moving toward the routine sequencing of every patient’s genome in the quest for “precision medicine,” a course for prevention and treatment based on the special, even unique characteristics of the patient’s genes. More
  • 'Breastaurant' Trademarked
    A breast-themed restaurant by any other name may not be as sweet. While scantily-clad women and burgers are a classic American combination, chains like Hooters, Twin Peaks and Canz have lost the rights to use the terminology “breastaurant" for the iconic combo. More
  • Even after melanoma, some people keep on using tanning beds
    You would think that people who were diagnosed with melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer -- would be meticulously careful about using sunscreen, avoiding tanning salons and generally protecting their skin. More
  • Roger Ebert (1942-2013)
    Roger Ebert loved movies. Except for those he hated. For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers. More
  • NewRez Plans to More Than Double Workforce in Jacksonville
    NewRez intends to hire for over 100 job opportunities in the Jacksonville region to grow what is already a rapidly-expanding core enterprise location.
    10/19/2020 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • Travis Kelce uses double move on Edmunds for TD grab
    Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce uses double move on Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds for touchdown grab.
    10/19/2020 - 12:46 pm | View Link
  • Buckeye police offer $26,000 reward for information on unsolved double homicide cold case
    On Sept. 20, 2007, the bodies of Michael Martinez, 28, and Santana Monique Armijo, 21, were found near Verrado Way in Buckeye, north of Interstate 10.
    10/19/2020 - 12:23 pm | View Link
  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Another double-digit effort
    For the fifth time in six games, Kendricks recorded double-digit tackles, as he's now up to a whopping 67 stops this season. The 2015 second-round pick is a top IDP option, and barring an injury, ...
    10/19/2020 - 10:50 am | View Link
  • A Trump Win Could Unleash The Double-Digit Potential Of These 3 Stocks
    If you think politically, you will probably perform poorly on the stock markets. However, there are political facts and data such as campaigns and past share price performances.
    10/19/2020 - 8:25 am | View Link
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