Category Archives: breast cancer

Sexual Health, Function, and Identity after Cancer

Upon hearing a cancer diagnosis a person’s world changes immediately and forever. The person becomes a patient. The patient has to make myriad decisions about treatment plans, and the possibility of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. These treatments, while life-saving, are also life-altering. The side effects can modify body image, reduce

Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist 2017

If you’re in the New York City area on April 7-9, 2017 join me and colleagues at the The Westin NY at Times Square for our annual Survival Skills for Today’s Gynecologist program. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and hear discussions about the latest in gynecologic

A Sexual Renaissance After Cancer

The phases of a cancer diagnosis might be compared with those of dealing with the death of a loved one: denial, bargaining, anger, and eventually acceptance. Fortunately for many, there IS life after cancer. A sexual life too, that part of one’s life may have been put on the back-burner

Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk: Separating Fact from Fiction

James A. Simon, MD, reproductive endocrinologist, menopausal medicine specialist and Clinical Professor at George Washington University in Washington, DC, has been treating women for gynecologic issues and seeks to re-educate women and the medical community about the importance of and safety of menopausal hormone therapy. Dr. Simon wants to debunk

Bra Size, Exercise Impact on Breast Cancer Mortality

A new study found a link between bra size, exercise levels and cancer mortality. Simply put: it found that women who met current exercise guidelines were about 40 percent less likely to die from breast cancer. Smaller bra cup sizes also seemed to lower the chance women would die from

Your Mammography Results Are In

The medical community has been a strong proponent of using screening mammography procedures for thirty years now – and that gives researchers a considerable amount of data from which to draw conclusions. Despite some back-and-forth recommendations regarding the frequency of the testing, and at what age women should begin an