Monday, November 15, 2010


This is a site with several purposes and a few slants. I guess this should go in the "about" part too.

To hold my notes, particularly links and quotes taken from online research. While there are several non-public softwares for doing this, I like the access anywhere, even from a waiting room computer, aspect of a blog.

Also, this information isn't as easy to find as it should be, given that most breast cancer sites contain only "soft" information and epidemiology statistics, and very little hard information and statistics for 1) very premenopausal women (currently 30-45 -- Gen X), 2) early stage breast cancer (DCIS and invasive ductal Class I -- small tumor, no node involvement), 3) spot radiation, 4) skipping tamixofen -- not for fertility reasons, but for other reasons, 5) ER+/PR+ (estrogen AND progesterone respondent tumor).

I would also like to have a spot to consider, separately, the language of illness in women among women, and ways women are treated differently -- as a class -- from men by professionals. But here at the outset, the difference in language is striking, and Sontag in Illness as Metaphor, etc., did not cover this.

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