Breast Cancer is a diagnosis that is shocking to the woman who hears it. Since symptoms are more or less a lump, the prognosis of having a life threatening disease while feeling just fine is hard to grasp. When I went thorough my breast cancer treatments, it was the five months of chemotherapy that were…Details
As a small company and manufacturer, I try to run my business with a social conscience. I give a percentage of sales to charity, breast cancer awareness. I have my products made in the USA. I try to buy goods to make my product that are made in the USA, and that is the reason…Details
I live in Portland, Oregon. Here, like many cities, we have lots of Doctors and Dentists because we have the schools and the graduates stay and set up shop. What makes Portland unique is we also have a college of naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and one for chiropractors. This means there is lots of practicing alternative…Details
Physiological parallels between female gorillas and women at mid life is an on going study at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Dr. Susan Margulis of the zoo says they don’t have a way to measure hot flashes in gorillas but are using thermal guns which measure heat.Animals living in captive are living longer than…Details
Saturday, March 8th, I spent the day with 700 people at a conference on “Breast Cancer Issues” sponsored by the Komen Foundation. The conference topics addressed: risk reduction, treatment options and survivorship.I attended seminars on integrative medicine, managing menopausal symptoms, survivorship for long term health, and myth busters.Some highlights to pass on are: Acupuncture may…Details
This morning I toured the new cancer tower here in Portland, Oregon. It is fabulous, bright and open, all clean and fresh and great views of the city. The Providence Cancer Tower is truly as they call it a Center of Hope.Integrative medicine, accupuncture, massage, a book store and lending library with internet access, a…Details
In 2004 the ratio of women who had a copay for their mammogram is 1 in 9. What this means is more women are not getting mammograms. Studies suggest that mammograms detect breast cancer at earlier and more curable stages and saves lives.
Welcome to Haralee’s Blog. I hope this blog will give some information and some insights about breast cancer and menopause. Here are some numbers to ponder: 40,000 women in the USA will die this year from breast cancer. 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2001, 1 out of 200 women had a…Details