Category Archives: Breast Cancer Resource

My life with the BRCA 2 gene, and how I got there.

Angelina Jolie wrote an eloquent, well written op-ed piece in the NY Times today “My Medical Choice”, that really inspired me to share my story and tell you what it was like to be told you have the BRCA gene.  If you are familiar with my site you know that I will talk about anything- [...]

Now What? A Patient’s Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy

Now What?: A Patient’s Guide to Recovery after Mastectomy by Amy Curran Baker This is by far not a sexy topic to write about- but like all things CancerVictory, it’s an extremely practical book. My hat is off to Amy Curran Baker for tackling this issue. And it’s a good book- well researched, well thought-out [...]

2 Books that you MUST get for every Cancer Patient

These are 2 books I highly recommend. If you have limited time, energy and money to invest in reading right now- these are the 2 books that are worth your limited resources. Both of these books I have enjoyed reading immensely and they have changed my life.  One is the essential cookbook for cancer patients, [...]

What makes a great Doctor

As a cancer patient who has fibromyalgia, I have been to my fair share of doctors. In my cancer treatment year I logged over 2,000 miles in my little red corolla going to doctors appointments, and my doctors were no farther than 7 miles away! Yikes! Going through something like cancer can be really scary, [...]

My Favorite Charities

So there are a LOT of Breast Cancer non-profits and organizations out there but here are 2 local Massachusetts groups that I have personal experience with and that really give practical help to women going through cancer treatment. The Ellie Fund really helped us when I couldn’t work as much because of chemo & radiation [...]