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loren-rhoads's picture
Jul.15.2010
I haven't blogged in a really long time.  Since the art show closed, there hasn't been much going on.  I keep waiting for something to happen, but despite my best efforts, that doesn't seem likely any time soon.  So I just keep waiting... I did manage to finish the revision of Jet Lag and Other...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
Jun.02.2010
For many of us, writing--not to mention publishing--may feel like a matter of life and death.  In my case, the past two years have been a period of grappling quite literally with both, and winning two big prizes at once:  my own restored health after breast cancer treatment, and the resurrection of...
naseem-rakha's picture
May.05.2010
It was nothing. Well not nothing. But not that something that conjures up images of pink ribbons and mastectomies, as it does for so many millions - that is MILLIONS of people, men included. This was not my first brush with the big C. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with Malignant Fibrous...
naseem-rakha's picture
May.04.2010
Wow. Nothing like a lump to focus my mind. Forget the pages I just sent to my agent, forget my son’s virus, forget ordering the seersucker pants I have an ad for beside my computer. I have a lump. I found it in my sleep. My right hand curved around my left breast, my brain woke with a WTF? And I...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Mar.25.2010
There is the nurse in her white uniform standing beside the bed. So snowy white that it hurts my eyes to look at her. Funny how this might sound but I can't help but notice that the nurse has a great figure. Well most nurses do. Must be all the running around through the warren of corridors, up and...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Jan.13.2010
For over two decades, while encouraging and teaching hundreds of people to write "Mother-Memoir" and writing my how-to book, Give the Gift of Story, TellTale Souls' Essential Guide to Tap Memory & Write Memoir in Five Acts, a snippet from a poem by Suzanne Lipsett never ceases to echo...
molly-secours's picture
Jan.09.2010
As I approached day number six of a full on "chemotherapy detox" process in the peaceful isolation of the Tucson desert, I was reminded how noisy and all consuming the mind is. The parallels of healing disease, addiction and racism had never penetrated my brain before receiving a...
elizabeth-rosner's picture
Dec.31.2009
Today is the last day of my 40s, and I’ll never be this young again.  It’s the end of a decade that has included my happiest moments as well as my most pain-filled ones.  Standing on the threshold of my 50th birthday, along with everyone else who is looking ahead as well as behind, I’m pausing to...
beth-greer's picture
Dec.02.2009
The toxic chemical BPA, or Bisphenol A is lurking in your hard plastic water bottles, baby sippy cups, dental sealants and in your canned food. BPA acts like estrogen and increases the risk of breast cancer and early puberty in women. It can cause reproductive damage and may lead to prostate and...
lori-hope's picture
Oct.14.2009
It's challenging to be a Breath Cancer survivor during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What's Breath Cancer? It's the cancer that attacks the organ behind the breast, the organ we cannot live without. Its proper name is Lung Cancer. But I prefer to call it Breath Cancer, because it literally and...