Affordable Care Act Saved My Life

Affordable Care Act Saved My Life

Hi!  My name is Kandas and the Affordable Care Act saved my life! Yesterday I received my regularly scheduled doses of Herceptin and Lupron to keep that naughty Bertha away.  As I was sitting in the infusion chair, IV drip, drip, dripping protein inhibitors ...

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4 Common Myths about High Cholesterol

4 Common Myths about High Cholesterol

For over three years now I have been in treatment for metastatic breast cancer.  It is currently in remission, though treatment continues with an Arimidex pill every day, Herceptin infusion every 3 weeks, and Lupron shot every 4 weeks.  I’ve shared in ...

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Top 10 Breast Cancer Myths According to Dana-Farber

Top 10 Breast Cancer Myths According to Dana-Farber

It’s October. For many Americans, that means Columbus Day (a 3-day weekend for many), decorating for Fall, and stocking up on candy for trick-or-treaters. For many, October also means breast cancer awareness and the pink-washing of America. I will share ...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Offering Nutritional Advice for Cancer Patients

A Step-by-Step Guide to Offering Nutritional Advice for Cancer Patients

Your friend, loved-one, business associate, co-worker is a cancer patient. You know, we all know, that proper nutrition during cancer treatment is so very important.  Chemotherapy, radiation, immuno-therapy, hormone-therapy all cause a great toll on even the ...

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18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation

18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation

Someone you love has cancer.  You may have no idea what to say or do. They are facing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, biologic or immune therapy. Or, all the above. You want to help.  Here are some awesome, inexpensive ways you can. Gifts that Help the Fam...

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Latest PET Scan Results Show Abraxane plus Perjeta and Herceptin are Working | Battling Bertha

Latest PET Scan Results Show Abraxane plus Perjeta and Herceptin are Working | Battling Bertha

In September, a lung biopsy revealed a 7 mm nodule in my left lung as 99% ER+ 70% HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. There was also a smaller nodule in my right lung, too small to biopsy. I was immediately put on a cocktail of Abraxane plus Perjeta and Herceptin ...

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Pink Ribbon T-Shirt Fundraiser | Battling Bertha

Pink Ribbon T-Shirt Fundraiser | Battling Bertha

It’s funny how inspiration works.  One thing leads to another which leads to another and pretty soon you’ve landed on a fantastic idea. My chemo bills are starting to stack up.  I have good insurance but I do need to pay my share of the hundreds ...

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Tanieka Randall | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Tanieka Randall | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Tanieka Randall discovered the secret to regrowing hair after losing her own to chemotherapy.  Her company, Tee’s Hair Secret, is the result of exhaustive research about natural hair regrowth treatments. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 ...

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