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Can the Decipher test accurately project risk for metastasis post-surgery?

A newly published article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that the Decipher test may be able to predict risk for metastatic prostate at 10 years post-surgery. 555 more words


Mind Games

Yesterday was one of those days that could have either gone spectacularly bad or wonderfully good. Thankfully, it was the latter.

My son began his first-ever summer camp yesterday, a swim camp at the pool down the street from our house. 633 more words


Fibroblasts implicated in cancer spreading in body

Estrogens act as a driving force of both healthy and cancerous mammary cell growth by binding to receptors that include a type named GPER, which is generally located in cell membranes. 349 more words

Everyday Science

The Anger Crutch

I’ve taken a mini hiatus from blog writing and social media for two reasons. One, treatment struck again. But two, mostly because I was angry and reacting to my situation. 325 more words

Breast Cancer

Hopefully devoted to us all

Like many people, I was saddened to learn that Olivia Newton-John is again battling cancer.  To me, she is not just a wonderful entertainer – she is the first celebrity that I remember openly discussing her battle with breast cancer in 1992.   454 more words

Breast Cancer

The night before...

I finally just put together a hospital bag. The last time I made a conscious effort to pack an overnight bag for a hospital stay was when I was going in to have my baby – let’s just say the feelings are so much different this time around. 323 more words

Breast Cancer

"...maybe a month away from paralysis..."

It’s official, cancer scares the c*** out of me! I’m so floored right now! The ups and downs are exhausting. Even more exhausting? The way things creep up on you!!! 1,759 more words