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Donna Peach Patient Expert

Long Beach, California
ALERTplease visit my blog for current entries. For some reason my Wellsphere is failing to pick up my current entries.   After my original diagnosis in 2004 of breast cancer in the left breast, in January 2009 my doctors found my breast cancer had metastasized to my bone,... Full Bio
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brief outing for lunch by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My honey took me out briefly for some fresh air and sunshine on this perfect southern California day. I wobbled quite a bit on my stroll to the restaurant, ... Read on »
SAVE THE DATE 2013 MBCN conference 9-21-13 Houston by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The  Metastatic Breast Cancer Network  announces its annual conference for 2013 at  MD Anderson   on September 21, 2013. Registration information will be forthco ... Read on »
another day of same with some vertigo by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Another day of feeling sick with the same symptoms. But this morning I had a sudden and scary bout of vertigo. I was up out of bed when it happened, and I barely ... Read on »
study shows increased rate of MBC among young women by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Having another day of feeling nasty and sick. Lots of digestive rumbles and nausea plus thus low-grade fever.Cannot seem to stay awake for very long and no energ ... Read on »
shingles’ flu symptoms by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer What a lazy day. Between a night of insomnia from 2:00 o’clock on for some reason to a day of feeling just plain sick. Random pains and nausea plus a persistent ... Read on »
third case of shingles? by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Friday morning I woke up with itchy bumps on the left side of my lower back above the waist. The area was also inflamed. That evening I ran a low-grade fever and ... Read on »
weekend thoughts at oasis by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer keep sweet happy thoughts / as weekend comes to an end / one more day of bliss ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach ... Read on »
adrift in seaside daydreams by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer pelican dives for / treats breaking the glassy calm / Pacific Ocean ♦ island beckoning / secrets to be found by those / who seek to wonder ♦ ... Read on »
cancer oasis weekend by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer rhythms of my heart / play a symphony when i / think about my love ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights ... Read on »
happy birthday, honey, 2013 by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer rhythms of my heart / played a symphony when you / came into my life ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All righ ... Read on »
two doctors’ views of use of medical marijuana by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer With the amount of nausea and pain many endure with metastatic cancer, many believe that marijuana can help to make one more comfortable and ease symptoms. Two p ... Read on »
study shows increased rate of MBC among young women by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A study published in the latest issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) reports an increase in the incidence of metastatic breast cancer in t ... Read on »
making memories by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer laughing together / we make more memories to / share and laugh again ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All righ ... Read on »
time with you by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer sweet moments with you / affirm love and my endless / devotion to you ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rig ... Read on »
FDA approves T-DM1 (Kadcyla) for HER2 positive MBC by Donna Peach Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the use of Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine) for treatment of advanced breast cancer for pa ... Read on »
getting to know Dr. Susan Love by Donna Peach Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Most of us in the breast cancer community know Dr. Susan Love, who wrote the definitive reference on breasts: Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, and, as the tireless ... Read on »
VOLUNTEERS for patient advocate interviews NYC by Donna Peach Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Anyone with metastatic breast cancer understands that good communication is necessary between our medical teams and us. With the critical decisions that present ... Read on »
ANNOUNCEMENT patientACCESS to JCO and JOP by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) sponsors a patient site at  cancer.net . This has existed for a while. What is new, however, is access to full a ... Read on »
chemo brain strikes by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Saturday and Sunday were both outings for me, so today I am recuperating. After an attempt to get blood tests this morning. Apparently, my feeble brainblame it o ... Read on »
2013 annual LA international pen show by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Every February the pen community in southern California has the privilege of hosting the annual LA International Pen Show. It took place at the Marriott Man ... Read on »