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Is there a trend away from aggressive treatment?

I haven’t written in awhile on DCIS because I have not seen anything new lately, but recently, a well-publicized article caught my attention. While the article focused on the mammogram debate, it also noted that there is new thinking on the DCIS front. 393 more words


How accurate is an initial, negative prostate biopsy at predicting risk for prostate cancer-specific mortality?

A new paper in this week’s issue of Lancet Oncology comes from analysis of data on the outcomes of > 60,000 men given a prostate biopsy for risk of prostate cancer in Denmark between 1995 and 2011 and followed for up to 20 years thereafter. 754 more words


Sunday Offerings; Fear and the Big C

I wonder if the pain in my abdomen is real or if I am somehow manifesting the fear. Fear, you ask. Yes. Fear. The Big C fear. 609 more words


The lump, that fucking biopsy, it was all a jinx!

This is as hard as things are ever going to get.

Even if you think it, don’t say it. You’ll get cancer. Or your spouse will.

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Finally a Follow Up Without a Biopsy

It’s time for my every-six-month follow up. As you can tell by the title of this post, it was a good visit for the first time in a long time. 164 more words


Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart 

​Well, technically speaking, last Christmas I tested my heart.

I know I shouldn’t go on rollercoasters, but I miss them and love them and I went to Winter Wonderland… anyhoot, definitely my last dose of fairground adrenaline. 474 more words


Not long after I stopped taking the raloxifene, I noticed some “issues” with my “good boob”.  Hoping it was a fluke, I waited (I know, not my best move).   602 more words