#119: Cancer Language

We are learning a new language now and it’s called breast cancer, pouring over the pathology report, trying to make sense of her malignant neoplasm,  surrounded by subcutaneous fat with features consistent with healing a surgical incision. The biopsy shows features consistent with the previous biopsy, ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular intraepithelial neoplasia, and fibrocysticContinue reading “#119: Cancer Language”

#91: Playing the Breast Cancer Awareness Game

“Just used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket” is a post I’ve read now a half dozen times by both men and women that is supposedly part of a game being played on the social media to raise awareness for breast cancer. The boob thing is among other random and bizarrely uncharacteristicContinue reading “#91: Playing the Breast Cancer Awareness Game”

#84: The Breast Cancer Poem

We pulled the mammogram call-back letter out of the mailbox on Christmas day. The rest is a blur of fearful unknowing– until the biopsy, and then waiting for the results of the biopsy, and then getting acquainted with the strangeness of saying, yes, I have cancer, or, yes, my wife has cancer. Early detection, a tinyContinue reading “#84: The Breast Cancer Poem”