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Check out my FORCE blog post!

One of the best things about volunteering for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) is the opportunity to write for the nonprofit's...

Remembering Marni

A friend, Marni Berkowitz Kaner, died of breast cancer on Sept. 15. She was only 51. Like too many women, Marni did not find out that she...

Dealing with an extra helping of stress

Anyone who faces a high risk of cancer already knows what it's like to live with uncertainty. And now, the COVID-19 pandemic has added...

What Do You Know About Lynch Syndrome?

Changes in BRCA genes aren't the only mutations associated with hereditary cancer. Inherited mutations in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 and...

Facing Our Risk in a Pandemic

The threat of COVID-19 can be especially scary if you have cancer, are a cancer survivor or face a high risk of developing the disease....

Can We Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer because usually it is not caught until the disease has spread throughout the...

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is often called a silent killer. The disease is difficult to detect in its early stages. Most cases are caught after the...

Outrunning Cancer

At 6 a.m. today I started my first run of the Dallas Running Club's 17-week fall half-marathon training program. I'm in a run/walk group...

Three years ago today

I had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer on May 16, 2016. Three years ago today I remember being in the hospital crying after...

KERA think on Wednesday

I am so excited to discuss Probably Someday Cancer on KERA's Think at noon Wednesday (May 15). I love Think and am honored to be a guest!...

Thank you!

I'm so grateful to everyone who come to my book signing at Barnes & Noble in Dallas! I had worried that I might be awkwardly sitting...

Meet and greet at Barnes & Noble

I'll be at Barnes & Noble in Dallas for a meet and greet at 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 16), 7700 W. Northwest Highway (across from NorthPark...

Richland College Literary Festival

Had a blast at the Richland College Literary Festival! I talked to students about one of my favorite subjects: writing. It was an honor...

Hot off the presses!

"Probably Someday Cancer"will be delivered starting tomorrow... The book is about how I made some very tough decisions to reduce my risk...

The cancer with a "bad reputation"

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s announcement that he has Stage 4 pancreatic cancer has put a much-needed spotlight on the disease this...

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