On Breast Self-Examinations

Boobs are one of those things that get weirder the longer you think about them– they’re fun blobs of fat that happen to produce infant nutrients when needed. They’re also one of cancer’s favorite playgrounds. The statistics are widespread– one in twelve American women will develop invasive breast cancer within her lifetime; breast cancer death rates are second only to lung cancer in the country; … Continue reading On Breast Self-Examinations

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How To Deal With A Parent’s Cancer

You’re lying on your bedroom floor, ten years old in the sixth grade, lazily paging through one of those historical novels you used to love. Your mother calls for you, and you yell back rudely, without even getting up to see what’s the matter. Your siblings are causing some ruckus in the room next door, and you can’t be bothered. In fact, you feel rather … Continue reading How To Deal With A Parent’s Cancer