Patient Perspective: Vivian Diaz Espinosa

Words from Super Woman…. “You have cancer.” Those are three of the most frightening words anyone can hear. Me? What? No…I don’t get sick. I am Super Woman, I take care of everyone. My kids are so young, 10 and twin 6 year-olds. What if it spreads? After lots of MRI’s, scans and biopsies on […]

February Patient Perspective

Rachel Davidson - Feb2015 Patient Perspective

Rachel Davidson I had my first mammogram at age 32. It would be my last. The mastectomy took care of that. Young. Not overweight. Breastfed two babies. I was low risk in every sense. It was the beginning of breast cancer awareness month. I was aware and did what I was supposed to do. None […]

January Patient Perspective

Wynetta Scott-Simmons I have always enjoyed learning; possessed a healthy thirst for the power of and comfort found in knowledge. That thirst led me to enroll in an elective high school class that explored world religions. It was in that class that I was introduced to the concept of karma. As a result of my […]

Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors: How much is enough?

Early detection and improved treatments for breast cancer have resulted in better prognosis for patients.   A recent review of research related to physical activity and breast cancer confirmed that exercise decreases risk of recurrence, increases quality of life, bone mineral density and strength and decreases fatigue and pain in breast cancer survivors. The study concluded […]