Category: Breast Cancer Awareness

Now What? 4 Key Steps to Take After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s overwhelming, naturally. You’ll likely have at least a million thoughts flying through your mind at record speed.  I understand, and I’m on this journey, too. Because I’m fighting my own high risk for breast cancer diagnosis, I want to tell you that it’s OK. Scary? Absolutely. Still […]

The More You Know: Early Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment

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Think you know the risks associated with breast cancer? Let’s take a closer look at the impact of early detection and access to treatment! To check out the infographic below, you can select it for a closer look or scroll below it for the text version. 👉 When you’re done, don’t forget to explore my […]

In The Denver Gazette: Your mammogram could save your life

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Check out my op-ed in The Denver Gazette! This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness about the importance of mammography screenings has been a top priority. In this article, I share critical information and statistics about preventing or detecting breast cancer early with mammograms. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: I remember hearing my health-care […]

In Rocky Mountain PBS: Doctor uses personal journey to encourage others to get cancer screenings

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Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the incredible team at Rocky Mountain PBS followed my journey before and after I underwent a preventative double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. With their help, I was able to share pertinent information and resources about getting screened for breast cancer. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: As a doctor who […]

Breast Cancer Awareness — Unique Journeys of the Disease

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Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer — and this has been the case since Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) was founded in 1985. With all the funding and support this disease has received as a result of BCAM, the American Cancer Society reports that breast […]

Don’t Wait to Schedule Your Next Mammogram—Here’s Why They’re Important

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In the second blog of my #BreastCancerAwareness series, we’re talking about mammograms — A.K.A. the best way to screen for breast cancer — and how a mammogram can save your life. Plus, if you need a mammogram but aren’t insured, keep reading!

In KDVR FOX31 Morning Show: Now is the best time to get those mammograms

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 It’s finally Breast Cancer Awareness month, which means now is the best time to schedule a mammogram appointment if you haven’t done so this year — especially if you missed screenings last year. Not only are there many free or reduced rate offerings for mammograms throughout this month, but you also get to know […]

In Shape: Metastatic Breast Cancer Is On the Rise In Younger Women — Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, well-known publication Shape Magazine invited me to speak about metastatic breast cancer, which is the most advanced stage of cancer. Check out the article to learn more about this kind of breast cancer, including how rates have increased among women under 40. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: The bottom […]

The Importance of Screenings — A Physician’s Breast Cancer Journey

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Life sure knows how to throw us curve balls — and I happen to be writing this as I recover from a major one. I didn’t expect to have to share this update, but here goes nothing: I recently had a preventative mastectomy. After receiving a diagnosis that left me with few options of ensuring […]