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Just One Thing: Clarity from Dr. Tina Lam

Just One Thing: Clarity from Dr. Tina Lam

During this month’s Spotlight Series on Cancer, we have heard from so many of you that you feel confused — about breast cancer screening, in general, and about mammograms, in particular. We asked Dr. Tina Lam for her philosophy on screening for breast cancer. Dr. Lam is a general surgeon…


Ginger’s Journal: The Next Step

Ginger’s Journal: The Next Step

My next step is 28 Daily Radiation Treatments starting at the end of October. I’m a little concerned about the burns and the risk of secondary cancers from the treatments, but God will make a way and I will be fine. I will continue my Herceptin treatments on a three…


Ginger’s Journal: Bringing the Sunshine with Me

Ginger’s Journal: Bringing the Sunshine with Me

By June 1, I was done with my four internal radiations, and my wounds where healed. Chemo was starting the next day. I had to take four steroid pills to have my chemo the next day. I had no sleep that night. The steroids made kept me up, so my…


Killer Cancers: Confusion about Mammograms

Killer Cancers: Confusion about Mammograms

During this month’s Spotlight Series on Cancer, we have heard from so many of you that you feel confused — about breast cancer screening, in general, and about mammograms, in particular. We asked Dr. Tina Lam for her philosophy on screening for breast cancer. After you read her article, Dr….


Ginger’s Journal: The Realization

Ginger’s Journal: The Realization

We set the dates for my internal radiation through the MammoSite. I would have four treatments in two days for seven and a half minutes each. I was set up with Dr. Dickerson to discuss chemotherapy. I was told that I needed a medical oncologist. I did my internal radiation,…


GYN: MythBusters Quiz Answers

Do you think you have what it takes to bust the myths in our GYN quiz? Now, you can see if you can really tell fact from myth. We are sharing the answers to the common GYN myths presented by Dr. Ashley Walsh, OBGYN. Click here to view the quiz…


World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day

While this month’s Spotlight Series topic is Killer Cancer, one thing that does effect women in our community is strokes. Did you know that a woman is more likely to have a stroke than to have breast cancer? October 29th is World Stroke Day, which was established by the World…


Ginger’s Journal: The Bomb Drops

Ginger’s Journal: The Bomb Drops

The day had arrived. It was May 7th and I was having my surgery. I was so ready to get the cancer out of my body. I wanted to get back to my life and be normal again. I was excited and scared all at once. I had my parents,…


Ginger’s Journal: Meeting the Surgeon

Ginger’s Journal: Meeting the Surgeon

It was finally time. I sat in the waiting room thinking how I would take it if he said it couldn’t be fixed or that it was too late. My mind was in turmoil over all of the what-ifs. It had been three days with no sleep. I had no…


Just One Thing. Mammograms. When To Start & How Often?

Just One Thing. Mammograms. When To Start & How Often?

Our Women and Wellness Spotlight this month is Killer Cancers. Here’s this week’s ‘Just One Thing’ for you to consider. Mammograms save lives. There does not seem to be any disagreement about that because they help find breast cancer earlier when it can be treated more effectively. But there is…


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