Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to bring about more awareness about Rheumatoid Arthritis. By awareness, I mean making people aware of the facts surrounding this disease and erasing some misconceptions. So today I want to present a little list of Myths vs. Facts. Myth: RA is what …Read More »
Early Detection Can Save Your Life – Breast Cancer
Many of you may have heard at some point about how early detection of breast cancer (or any cancer) can save your life. It may seem like smoke and mirrors, but I am proof positive that early detection can save your life. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer, …Read More »
Lupus Symptoms: The Silent Killer
Lupus is often called “The Silent Killer.” It can be difficult to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. It is an autoimmune disease, can affect almost any organ in your body and may differ from person to person. For example, one woman with lupus may have swollen knees …Read More »
What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. And while breast cancer is a common cancer in women, there are risk factors you can address …Read More »
PCOS: The Basics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder of the hormones that usually impacts women of reproductive age. According to the Office of Women’s Health, 1 in 10 women are dealing with PCOS, and the numbers could be higher. Since PCOS usually goes undiagnosed, some women may not even realize they …Read More »
Factors That May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer. Most women get it without being at high risk. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several factors may increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. If you: Are middle-aged or older. Have …Read More »
How To Tell If You or Someone You Love Is Having a Stroke
Many Americans today have experienced a stroke, and many remain at risk. Although it is possible for almost anyone to have a stroke, certain risk factors increase the chances of having one. If you or a loved one is at risk, it is vital to know and recognize the symptoms …Read More »
Are You at Risk for Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is not the most common cancer in women, but it’s one of the most deadly. The reason ovarian cancer tops the list of most lethal cancers is because it’s usually not diagnosed until it has spread outside the ovaries where it can’t be easily treated. The key to …Read More »
April is Donate Life Awareness Month!!
This month is very special to me, after all organ donation has saved my life two times now! I am one of the lucky ones. There were just over 28,500 transplants in 2011 and I was one of them, but there are still over 113,000 still waiting. Those are men, …Read More »
Women with Mesothelioma Cancer
Because mesothelioma is mostly diagnosed in people who worked in factories, power plants, auto repair facilities or in other similar industrial jobsites, it has a reputation as a “man’s disease”. And to a great extent, this is true. Mesothelioma affects three to four times more men than women, according to …Read More »