Whine Me a BRCA+ River

There has been a lot of talk (research published has spurred some conversation in Facebook groups that I belong to) about whether BRCA2+ women should be screened for pancreatic cancer.  Up until recently, it was thought that BRCA2+ women should worry about breasts and ovaries, while BRCA2+ men should worry about prostate and pancreatic cancers […]

This is Not X-Men

For all sorts of reasons, I haven’t written in a while.  Ironically, I am writing now in the waiting room while my mother is getting a mammogram – she was called back by her doctor who saw something suspicious on her films a few weeks ago.  This isn’t entirely worrying; it’s happened before, and although […]

Review of Decoding Annie Parker

Last week, I was fortunate to be able to go to a special screening of Decoding Annie Parker.  I would be lying if I said this movie didn’t have an effect on me, but overall, I found it disappointing.  First, I’ll talk about the overall effect.  Then, the disappointment.  But I want to make clear […]

Mouth Cancer?

I haven’t written in a while. There’s reasons for that and I’ll explain them in a future post. For now, I just had to record what happened yesterday while I was at the dentist for my teeth cleaning. She asked if I wanted to be tested for mouth cancer. I looked at her skeptically. Mouth […]