show and tell

i learned something from this one

This article explains why some of us get so annoyed when cancer “awareness” campaigns focus on saving the “girls” or the “tatas” or – well you know what I mean.Lots of food for thought here and I learned some things about cisgender privilege and breast cancer.From “Every day feminism, It’s a longish read but very …

grieving and treatment

My father passed away a couple of weeks ago (the night before I started IT Herceptin, in fact). His service was last week. It was small and private. I was very impressed with the priest who had never met my father but listened to my mom and my sister and said some very thoughtful things.The end of …

i’m aware. are you?

Circulating on Facebook, posted by the late Lisa Bonchek Adams Yesterday was Metastic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. This is official in the United States but not in Canada. I should have written about this yesterday but I was busy getting treatment, which I do every 4 weeks and will continue to do until it stops working. Despite …

the myth of early detection

This is a link to an excellent article in Psychology today. It addresses the myth of early detection. I know it is comforting to believe that if you catch cancer early you can prevent it but that’s not how it works. It’s such a fraught notion that it can be hard to explain. This article …