Rights or Rhetoric? Breast Reconstruction Awareness

I get public relations pitches every day about the latest breast cancer fill-in-the-blank. I usually delete them as soon as they come in, but last week I lingered on one longer than usual. The pitch said that Dr. Allen Gabriel and The Pink Lemonade Project, along with Alaska Airlines and Starbucks, were inviting me to . . . → Read More: Rights or Rhetoric? Breast Reconstruction Awareness

The Pink and the Black

I was diagnosed with two varieties of aggressive breast cancer, one in 2004 and another in 2009. Both required lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. In 2012 I had a radical mastectomy with reconstruction, which I hope will be my last surgery. But ever since those first words were uttered, “you have breast cancer,” there were things . . . → Read More: The Pink and the Black