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Kara Herron

United States
My name is Kara Herron. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2008. I have been actively fighting this disease for 1 year. I had a bi-lateral mastectomy in October of 2008, 5 months of chemo, and reconstructive surgery in May 2009. The cancer is gone, but the "side effects" remain. I am a survivor! This fight has changed me, not only physically, but mentally,...
Communities: Breast Cancer

Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven

San Antonio, Texas
Board certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reconstruction after breast cancer.

jeanette

Israel
i am an American living in Israel. I teach English and have 3 children and an "Ok" marriage. Nothing to brag about. Last December i found a lump which was cancer. I had 2 lumpectomies and a mastectomy and reconstruction all within 6 weeks. I am taking tamoxifen and have been OK besides finding it very hard to keep weight off. I teach part time now and spend more time on things i like ....

Dr. G Health Maven

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
California
David T. Greenspun, M.D., is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in microsurgical perforator flap breast reconstruction. He practices in New York City and Fairfield County, Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.davidgreenspunmd.com In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Greenspun is also known for his clinical research in perforator flap surgery. He helped...

Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Missoula, Montana
I am an active 44 year old from Missoula Montana. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 months ago and spent the winter recovering from bilateral mastectomy/oophorectomy surgeries and chemotherapy. I was able to continue running (albeit fewer miles) during chemo. I started doing yoga during chemo for the relaxation and conditioning benefits.

Jennifer Balboni Health Maven

Aptos, California
I'm a healthy, vibrant and joyful person who owns a Pilates & Gyrotonic studio near the beach in Santa Cruz CA. Never having been sick in my life, I was shocked to find a lump in my right breast in June 2008 and was diagnosed with Stage 1 Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy in June 2008 and the aggressive cancer spread to lymph nodes requiring a second surgery in...
Communities: Breast Cancer

Brenda Coffee Health Maven

Boerne, Texas
The last 6 years I've had 10 breast cancer surgeries & 8 rounds of chemo. My father died of cancer when I was 13, my late husband died of cancer when I was 37 & I'm a cancer survivor. Check out http://www.BreastCancerSisterhood.com a survivorship resource for families. My BRENDA'S BLOG, a Top 10 Breast Cancer Blog, has been called "Sex & the City" meets breast cancer. I...

Beth Morton Health Maven

Canada
Recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and off work while I go through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). I am 43, married for 17 years to Brad, and we have 2 boys - Zach is 14 and Carter is 11. I run outdoors year round and have done 3 half marathons (one in the snow). I want to do a full marathon at least once. I plan to spend time outdoors walking or running as I go through my treatments.
Communities: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Orange County, California
Dr John Di Saia is a "real" plastic surgeon not one of the many online "dime story phonies." He completed Medical school at UC Irvine in 1990 and started a General Surgery residency that year at UC Irvine. He completed General and Plastic Surgery Residencies at UC Irvine in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Dr Di Saia became board certified in by the American Board of Surgery in...

Sally N. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Statesville, North Carolina
"Breast cancer brought me into this world, but cancer as a whole is my fight!" ~Sally Nix One person CAN make a difference. I truly believe in taking a stand and working to make a change. I like a challenge, and say â??bring it on!â?? Iâ??m always waiting for the next big thing in my life. I am a certified cacner butt kicker!
Communities: General Medicine