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Nope … we are not talking about it. "The pain of the subject cuts too deep and you are not old enough to understand that your sister has CANCER” said our mother.  "Death, the end of life, the end of...
2017 was another successful year for New Orleans Moms Blog. We truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you and the community we’ve built together. We are proud that in 2017, New Orleans Moms Blog had over...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Based on tumor size, women may have to choose between a mastectomy or lumpectomy. These surgeries...
I am a healthy person. I work out 4-5 times a week. I am a fitness instructor, personal trainer and teacher. I always knew I had a chance of getting cancer as my mother and maternal grandmother both had...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Crescent City Physicians, Inc. When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, it is very important for her to be educated on ALL of her surgical treatment options. Typically, a woman has two...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary Just a few decades ago, breast cancer was discussed in hushed tones, and research on the disease was still in its infancy. Today, people proudly wear their pink ribbons, and every...
8000 Days of Grieving Grief is mercurial. My mom's May birthday often falls on Mother's Day. The anniversary of her passing is soon after. Some years, these difficult days just are. Then it's a new day. Other years, the month...
I am the chief medical officer of my house. I am religious about my girls’ health. I have the next check-ups and dentist appointments scheduled before I leave the office. I always have the appropriate medicines stocked, Band-Aids ready...
3 Reasons I Didn't Want Kids When I met my husband-to-be at age 22, I told him there was a hole in my heart from losing my mom to breast cancer as a teenager, and it could only be filled...
Dislcosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness Series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Upon my annual visit with my gynecologist at age 35, he handed over orders for me to get a mammogram. The first thought I had was “Wait a...
Disclosure :: Our breast cancer awareness series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. I was robbed of my best friend. Denied many classic mother/daughter milestones. Forced to grow up way too fast. When my mom, Eve, was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was in...
Dislcosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness Series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women; it is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths. Even though breast cancer is widely discussed...
Disclosure :: Our breast cancer awareness series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. The Diagnosis There was a little voice inside of me that said “go!” If you have ever dismissed your inner voice, please learn from my story, because listening to...
Disclosure :: Our breast cancer awareness series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. The Beginning While sitting at the computer three years ago doing schoolwork, I decided to do a breast self exam. While examining my breast, I discovered a painful lump. I...