The Summer Solstice

And a Happy Solstice to All! Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2015 this year coinciding with a Full Moon. The word Solstice is Latin in origin and translates as, Sol =the Sun, + stitere =standing still. On that day, the North Pole tilts most directly Sunward. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere experience… Read More The Summer Solstice

Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos

Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos which states: Does Facebook allow post-mastectomy photos? Yes. We agree that undergoing a mastectomy is a life-changing experience and that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, or living with the scars of cancer.… Read More Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos

Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Reasonable Option?

Since Angelina Jolie’s news, I’ve seen several points repeated, so I’ll address them: “She should have waited until she actually had cancer.” This actually reflects several misunderstandings: of Cancer itself, a confusion between systemic and localized cancer, and a lack of knowledge about mastectomy procedures. She couldn’t have had the surgery she had if she… Read More Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Reasonable Option?