I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady a few weeks ago. She is the founder of “Mondays at Racine.” Cynthia and her sister…
Category: Cancer Survivorship
It has always been Grohen’s position to give back. Over the last several months, we have made donations to Lung Cancer as well as “STAND UP…
It is with great pleasure that I introduce my dear friend, Bernice, a breast cancer survivor. We have been friends for over 10 years. We…
I wrote my last blog Natural is Natural because it is time for everyone to realize that what
we put on or in our bodies is so important. Coming from the cosmetic manufacturing industry, we all used parabens to preserve our products. But by the late 1990’s, a lot of buzz was being spread about the dangers surrounding parabens in skin care as well as color cosmetics. Methylparaben ,ethylparen, propylparaben, and butylparaben were commonly used. Parabens are synthetic preservatives that are being used in personal care, but also food and pharmaceuticals; allowing for longevity of the product and to meet FDA regulations. Continue reading WOMEN BEWARE: WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MIGHT NOT KNOW
More than 60,000 cancer survivors and supporters gathered together this past Sunday for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach.
Both my daughters have friends who are breast cancer survivors. Every year at this time they do this 5 mile walk at Jones Beach to acknowledge breast cancer and hopefully through donations, help raise money for research.
On this beautiful fall day, both my daughters along with 2 of my dear grandchildren walked the walk for this most worthwhile cause. Miles (on the left) made bracelets of pink and white and gave them away along with the tee shirts, like the ones they are wearing.
Meri happens to be one of my dearest childhood friends. Regrettably after we graduated high school, we lost touch for almost 50 years. That all changed two years ago when the 50 Year Reunion committee tracked me down and reunited Meri and me.
It turns out that we had lived less than 10 minutes from each other almost the entire time. We had a lot of years to catch up on and we continue to make up for the lost time. She is a dear person and has become such a special friend. It broke my heart to hear about the tremendous struggle she had as a breast cancer survivor. But I could not help being filled with overwhelming gratitude that she was here to share the story with me. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I asked her to share that story with you: Continue reading My Friend Meri | Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Technological advances and relentless research have enabled us to finally start taking power away from the word cancer.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer is evidence of the shift. She explained that “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of “. 25 years ago, breast cancer was NOT something that we could control. The National Cancer Institute has been a pioneer in changing that. Continue reading 10 Years of HRT- Am I At Risk for Breast Cancer?
Question: Dear Olga, My husband heard about your product on the radio, I am 58 years old and a cancer survivor. Since my radiation 5 years ago, I have suffered chronic vaginal dryness, making intercourse way too painful. My Dr. wants me to try Entrace but I’m worried about the hormones. My husband recommended that I ask your opinion first. Do you think it will help me? Everytime I do use something, Replens etc., it burns so I’m a little worried about your product. Please advise. Thank you! Continue reading Olga’s Secret to Restoring Vaginal Elasticity after Radiation
When I was very small, maybe 6 or 7 years old, I remember a friend of my mother’s came to visit. I couldn’t take my eyes off her arm. It was twice the size of her left arm and I wondered how strange that looked. Mom said that she was not feeling well and she had an infection. Less than a year later, I found out Mom’s friend had passed away. She had breast cancer. Continue reading Look How Far We Have Come | BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH