Category: Blog

Breast Cancer, Nutrition and Power Spicing!

Melissa Berry aka Cancer Fashionista recently interviewed Rachel Beller, Founder of Beller Nutrition. Rachel is a weight loss and oncology nutritionist, as well as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Rachel is also a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, and three-time bestselling author who frequently appears in the media including Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, […]

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My BRCA Journey by Allyn Rose

Allyn Rose via Instagram (@allynrose) I remember very distinctly the day that I was tested for the BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. I sat patiently in my OBGYN’s office, staring at the posters about birth control… pregnancy… STDs, but none of them referencing the decision that I was about to make. I was choosing to [...]
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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Preparation and knowledge are often the most important tools when facing health challenges. Genetic testing is an invaluable resource in determining if your family history increases your risk for breast cancer. The three most well-known genes that can determine a person’s risk for breast cancer are the BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2. Some cases of breast [...]
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The Journey Of My Breasts

The Journey Of My Breasts The Journey Of My Breasts: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Memoir By Melissa Berry aka Cancer Fashionista My breasts. They first started growing (or as my Mom would say “develop”) when I was about 11. I woke up one morning and felt these funny hard things just beneath the surface of [...]
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What is a Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy?

One of the most daunting parts of a debilitating illness is the notion that your quality of life will never be the same. While many women are certainly grateful to survive illnesses associated with tumor, there is often a stigma associated with deep breast-tissue removal. Fortunately, there are now patient-centered methods of mastectomy that can [...]
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