Nutrition for Life

Everyday, without fail, I am asked by my patients what they need to do to make sure they don’t get cancer or how to make sure they don’t get cancer again. This is a very natural question. An obvious question. Amazingly, in the 12 years I spent getting a medical education, including 4 years of medical school,

Breast Lump

Breast lumps can be very common and occur in a majority of women in their lifetime. Most lumps will not be a breast cancer, but checking with a physician is important to be sure. Figuring out what a lump is depends on your age and symptoms. For example, a young woman who is nursing and has developed a painful lump often has a build-up of milk (a lactating adenoma) or if redness is also present,

Dense Breasts

What does it mean to have “Dense Breasts”

Breast density is defined by the appearance of breast tissue on mammography, not how breasts feel on exam or how big they are. Dense breasts have more glandular elements and connective tissue, while less-dense breasts have more fatty tissue. On a mammogram, fatty tissue appears black,

A quick note of thanks, day four

Sometimes it requires a pitch black night, without city lights, without even the moonshine, to find the stars in the universe. Similarly, sometimes it requires a darkness in our lives to reach out and find our friends. Fortunately we don’t have to wait for that darkness, and our friends can be right there, before s*** hits the fan.

A quick note of thanks, day three

Today’s note of thanks is for our pets. Growing-up we had to beg our parents for pets and of course started with fish, then turtles, hamsters, bunnies, found out mom was allergic to cats–yikes–then finally got our first dog. That dog–a medium-sized poodle–was pretty crazy, but looking back I think it was possibly because we never neutered him…?