SHARE Advocates Go to Washington

More than 40 SHARE women and men went to Washington for NBCC’s Annual Advocacy Training Conference. Theme was “The Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Changing the Conversation.” Many thanks to Toyoko Endo for taking the photos.

On “Supernanny”: A Mom Dies of Breast Cancer

The TV show Supernanny is my secret addiction. I love seeing Supernanny Jo Frost sweep in and fix dysfunctional families in an hour. But last week’s show about Gary Evans and his three little boys trying to cope after the death of wife and mom Jennifer left me in tears, seeing six-year-old Michael hiding under his bed crying “to me, this is the end of the world.”

My Cancer Flashbacks: What Are Yours?

We’ve all had similar experiences: One of our senses sets off a memory surge that whooshes us into the past like a time machine — a song that makes us feel again the flush of first love, a fragrance that whisks us back to childhood.

My Bosom: A Work in Progress

When I had my bilateral mastectomy, I was sent home from the hospital with a couple of beige nylon sacs stuffed with cotton fluff. These were my new breasts. They looked like potatoes.

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