Follow-up: Medical Damage

Another fascinating – if disconcerting – study on “preventive” double mastectomy came out recently. That procedure made big news earlier this year, you may recall, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had gone this route. And as we noted then, she’s hardly the only one. One study we mentioned found that nearly 20% of women […]

Pink Ribbon Season Already?!

Is there any adult American who hasn’t complained at least once about how the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year? This year, we even had Black Friday in July (presumably as a variation on hokey “Christmas in July” sales, but then shouldn’t Black Friday have been in June?). But grumbling about that stuff […]

Book Excerpt: “Remodeling Old Patterns, Habits, Beliefs”

From The Holistic Guide to Breast Cancer by Christina Grant, PhD There comes a time in all of our lives when we come up against a circumstance that forces us to look at the old patterns, habits, and beliefs that no longer serve the heart and soul of who we are. This circumstance is a […]

Recommended Reading: The Holistic Approach to Cancer

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember posts by Dr. Christina Grant, a holistic healer who shared her talents as a guest blogger here. (If not, you can see some of what you missed here and here and here.) Now we’re pleased to announce that she’s published her first book, […]

Breast Cancer, Fear & Informed Choice(s)

As we were taking a look back at the first 5 years of this blog, maybe you heard a little something about a certain celebrity who had a “preventive” double mastectomy. How “brave” and “heroic”, folks said of Angelina Jolie’s going public about her decision, which others rushed to validate as “the right medical choice.” […]

What Dentists Really Think of Halloween, & Other News of Note

Dentists Don’t Really Despise Halloween (USA Today) You might think dentists would have strong feelings about Halloween. However, most don’t jump out of their skins over it. “We just want kids to be kids, and part of a kid’s life is treats,” says Rhea Haugseth, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dentists agree […]

Tired of All the Pink Yet?

From last October, Dr. Christina Grant, offers her take on the annual pinkwashing extravaganza: October has been the official Breast Cancer Awareness month for over 25 years. In this time, women have become aware of the necessity for routine mammograms, been warned of the deadly toll breast cancer takes on women’s lives and been encouraged […]

Cancer & Hormone Therapy, & Other News of Note

Breast Cancer Seen as Riskier with Hormone (NY Times) Hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly, a study finds. Women who took hormones and developed breast cancer were more likely to have cancerous lymph nodes, a […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Will More Money Do the Job? (Guest Post)

October has been the official Breast Cancer Awareness month for over 25 years. In this time, women have become aware of the necessity for routine mammograms, been warned of the deadly toll breast cancer takes on women’s lives and been encouraged to join the “race for a cure.” This means giving and raising money to […]

Routine Breast Scans Don’t Affect Mortality & Other News of Note

Routine Breast Scans Don’t Affect Mortality (Globe & Mail) Screening programs in which post-menopausal women undergo routine mammography to help detect tumours have virtually no impact on reducing breast-cancer deaths, a new study concludes. The research, published in today’s [Mar. 24] edition of the British Medical Journal, says that while breast-cancer mortality has fallen sharply […]