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Tulsa Nurse Practitioner Shocked By Breast Cancer Diagnosis

TULSA, Oklahoma - This year, more than 2,800 women in Oklahoma will be diagnosed with breast cancer. No one ever thinks it will happen to them - especially someone in the medical field who works with ... read more

You're Now More Apt to Get a Breast Cancer Diagnosis by Phone. Is That OK?

Is cancer diagnosis via text ... the name of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization, which the nurse recommended as a resource if she needed. "I didn't know what I needed at the time," Fields s... read more

My mammogram missed my breast cancer

Rosanna Silber couldn’t shake the thought from her head: “I have cancer,” she said to herself, while traveling in Sweden in 2016. “I just had this gut feeling,” says the now-32-year-old mom-to-be and ... read more

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Nurse practitioner explains why she refuses to endorse routine mammography

I knew it because I'd worked as a nurse practitioner for 20 years ... The whole engine of breast cancer awareness was - and still is -simply too big, too powerful and too well funded to gear down. I s... read more

Painted chairs reflect life, celebrate cancer survival

At age 36, she was diagnosed with breast cancer ... When Nagorka found out she had Stage 2 breast cancer, she didn't tell anyone for three days. She had skipped a few annual doctor visits, but in 2013 ... read more

Avera Medical Minute ASM: Mom of six boys battling breast cancer close to home

One out of every eight women will face a breast cancer battle in their lifetime. This diagnosis comes as a shock for many ... this is down to two cm,” said Jamie Hillmer, Certified Nurse Practitioner ... read more

Coping With Depression and Anxiety as a Breast Cancer Patient

The shock of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ... But the fact remains – depression and a breast cancer diagnosis go hand-in-hand for many patients. Jan Perun, a nurse practitioner with the breast ... read more

Life after cancer

"The nurse practitioner ... The diagnosis, let alone the timing, was startling. "It was certainly a shock," said Sousa, a married mother of two children, ages 8 and 5. "You don't think when you're 39 ... read more

Helping patients find their way

“It’s easy to get depressed and down when you’re diagnosed with cancer. I was so shocked and had so many questions ... don’t get lost in the system,” said Cindy Crist, a nurse practitioner and Marks’ ... read more

Polaneczky: She tattooed her chest after her mastectomy

In early 2014, Metzler was diagnosed with breast cancer ... friends who'd already had the surgery (given breast cancer's 1-in-8 odds, she had quite a few people to consult). She's a retired nurse prac... read more

Eight Lessons from a Decision Professional’s Cancer Decision

As we prepared for the biopsy procedure, the attending nurse reached ... still in a bit of shock about the event. While waiting for the biopsy results, I continued my research, even going so far as pu... read more

A Sick Stigma

Lachman recalls speaking with an alternative medicine practitioner ... for colon cancer and $21,641 for breast cancer. And no price can be attached to the sense of isolation, for patients and their lo... read more

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