20 Sep

Something is wrong: An unlikely diagnosis

“Something is wrong,” I said to my mom on the phone, standing in front of the bathroom mirror.  While my left breast had felt heavy and...
15 Sep

It all started with a lump…

It all started with a lump… At the age of 31, I was diagnosed with stage 1b intraductal carcinoma.  It was life shattering.  I...
11 Sep

Conquering Breast Cancer – Tiffany’s Story

I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer— invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) on August 23, 2010. I was 26 years old. I was a newlywed, who’d...
10 Sep

Genomics and You: What Treatments are Available? (3 of 4)

There is no question that genetics has become a hot topic in medicine. It seems that every week there is an article about a new genetic test, or...
1 Sep

A reusable cryoablation device as a cheap alternative breast cancer treatment in low-resource countries

Introduction Over 8 million cancer deaths occurred worldwide in 2012, with breast cancer being the largest cause of cancer-related mortality for...
30 Aug

Why I started my Grassroot Non-profit Organization Angel in Disguise inc. after my Metastatic Diagnosis

In 2011, I became a metastatic breast cancer patient after an initial diagnosis in 2003. I had no clue what it meant to be “metastatic” and...
23 Aug

Through the Fire with Patricia Fox

With a newly clear mind and sun shining throughout my entire studio apartment, I began to shower in more delight than usual. Only a couple months...
23 Aug

Genomics and You: Screening for Women at High Risk (2 of 4)

     There is no question that genetics has become a hot topic in medicine. It seems that every week there is an article about a...
29 Jul

Clinical Trials and the African American Community: Why we need to participate?

Taking part in a clinical trial involves trust.  Unable to take comfort in substantiated data and results, the need to trust the medical team...
23 Jul

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

My name is Angela aka Jersi Baker. I am 48-years-young. I am battling this disease for the third time and am now living with Stage IV/metastatic...
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