Welcome to the non-profit, Breast Cancer MyStory, an online resource and companion designed to provide information and hope for all those affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer MyStory IS

  • A soft space to land when you have the hard diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • A site that curates content for you – news and research, resources, and a personal blog through treatment, reconstruction and life “on the other side.”
  • A place to visit for personal advice while going through treatment.
  • A way to better understand your friend or loved one and support them while going through breast cancer.
  • A space, open 24-7, to look for answers, seek inspiration and find hope to quell your 1 am worries.
  • A repository of information assembled by someone who struggled to find balanced information while going through diagnosis and treatment.
  • Authored by someone who wants to save you time and by organizing valuable information all in one place to make it just a bit easier for you and others to come.

Breast Cancer MyStory is NOT

  • A space for advertisers, promotions or sponsored endorsements.
  • Connected to any healthcare providers, hospitals or professionals.
  • Written in hard to understand language.

Please share this site with your medical and home team or anyone you think may benefit.  And join us on Facebook and Twitter @breastcancermystory to keep in touch.

Weeding Out

As an avid gardener, I know a key to yard work is to regularly schedule my time to maintain gardens. Planting and harvesting get much of the attention, however a hidden secret to a successful harvest lies in weeding. Yes, weeding is cruicial, not just for the look, but because pesky weeds steal away nutrients…

The Ten

10 Ways to Improve Your Health and to Minimize Your Risk for (Breast) Cancer Throughout the past decade, I’ve tracked the latest research on behalf of DCIS MyStory and Breast Cancer MyStory. This post summarizes health risk factors into “The Ten.” These are personal choices – actions – to stay/get healthy and to minimize your…

On Becoming Unbusy

Remember, you are the author of your own life and in becoming unbusy, you take control of the most valuable asset you have – your time. “Busy” seems to be an entirely acceptable answer today to the standard question, “How are you?”  But busy is only a state we put ourselves in. A frenzy. Busy…

Resolute

New Year’s resolutions have not been my favorite “thing.” It’s about as welcome as giving up something for Lent (which I prefer instead to add something meaningful to my life rather than give something up). But this year I’m using the New Year to be resolute – to stop talking about it and start living…

Fingerprints

Fingerprints don’t last forever, unless they are the kind that leave an indelible impression, just like my dad’s left on me. It was a year ago today that my father passed away. In reflecting on the first year without “dad,” I didn’t have to look much farther than my home to feel close to him.…

Sizing, Grading and Staging Breast Cancer

Growing up I was a good student, but had to apply myself for A’s. Correction, gym was very easy for me, but math was not. I have yet to be in an interview where my potential employer asked me what my grade point was, so what was all the hard work for anyway? But with…