Sunday, August 12, 2018

A: When we are talking about "Fibrocystic Breast Disease."  Or, more accurately, Fibrocystic Tendencies or Fibrocystic Breast Tissue without the word "disease." 

From the dictionary...  Diseasea disorder of st...

Monday, June 4, 2018

Ever buy one of these Breast Cancer Research postage stamps?

Because, if you did, you helped partially fund a clinical trial that will affect how we treat early stage breast cancer. Thank you!     


The trial,...

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Required Reading:

"My Brief Trip to Cancerland" by Jennifer Weiner. NYTimes Opinion Section, May 11, 2018.

 

Go ahead and read it...then come back for some commentary.  (I'll wait.)

Jennifer really brings up a lot of salient...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Who or what is tomo, and why should I care?

If you're a woman, by now, chances are you have heard about 3D mammography or breast tomosynthesis, (a.k.a. tomo for short).  Maybe you've had one, maybe you're still putting it...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Anyone who has visited my office here on Perkins Street knows that its a lovely space, but it is too big for my surgery practice alone.  As luck (or perhaps fate?) would have it, I have found THE perfect roommate!...

Friday, March 16, 2018

I had an interesting conversation today with a dear patient.  Its a common conversation, but nonetheless, it is always interesting to me.  Every patient has a different view on the subject of this conversation.  Every pat...

Monday, November 13, 2017

During surgical residency - a long, sometimes arduous five year apprenticeship in the art and science of surgery - we would often remind ourselves that "its a marathon, not a sprint."  The long hours, the deluge of inform...

Friday, November 10, 2017

I have very few pet peeves.  Mainly, drivers that don't stop for pedestrians, especially in the rain; misspelled words or improper grammar on signs; and pink-washing.  

What is pink-washing?

Any why is it a p...