Monthly Archives: October 2018

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We’ve spent the month of October shining a light on the fight against breast cancer.  While there are new drug therapies that enable women to live longer, breast cancer statistics remain the same:  1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life time. And every 65 seconds, someone hears the words:  “you have breast cancer.”   I take the battle against breast cancer very seriously because I am a motherless daughter.  My mother Marjorie was only 52 when she died.  I was 18 and that loss defined me.  Years later, as a broadcaster, I had the opportunity to create a show, and put these women in the spotlight.  I did this for selfish reasons:  I needed to learn the kind of lessons from them that my own mother couldn’t teach me, because she was gone. I needed to soak up their wisdom, and I have.  Their stories have filled my heart.  And that quest for inspiring stories continues with this podcast series. In the spotlight: a woman who is a wife, mother, marathon runner, philanthropist and stage 4 cancer survivor.  In fact, this exceptional woman is living with 2 stage 4 cancer diagnoses: breast and thyroid. Her success story is based on putting one foot in front of the other, always walking forward, always running toward the finish line and never, ever giving up hope. This is the story of Carol Chaoui of Wellesley, Massachusetts.   #wellesley    #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions



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The numbers are staggering.  This year, 252,710 women will hear the words “you have breast cancer” and 40,500 will die of the disease. This week, we continue our focus on the fight against breast cancer by shining a light on Dr. Susan Pories, chief of Breast Surgery and the Medical Director of the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. An Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the books The Soul of a Doctor and The Soul of a Patient, Dr. Pories believes in compassionate care and the power of creating bonds that last with her patients. Humble and soft-spoken, Dr. Pories is a role model and a trailblazer for women in her field. #storybehindhersuccess #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   @HoffmanBreastCenter

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Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we’re profiling breast cancer survivors and women who are at the forefront of breast cancer treatment.   In the spotlight, world-renowned author Alice Hoffman.  There’s a very good chance that one of her books is sitting on our bookshelf, or perhaps on the end table, next to your favorite cozy chair.  Alice has written more than 30 books and 6 of them have been made into movies.  She is pretty used to seeing her name on the New York Times Bestseller List.  But what she wasn’t prepared for 20 years ago was a breast cancer diagnosis.  #storybehindhersuccess  #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   @HoffmanBreastCenter

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October is breast cancer awareness month, so we’re profiling breast cancer survivors as well as women who are on the forefront in breast cancer research and treatment.Meet Donna Tefft.  She’s a wife, mother and the Vice President/Director of Marketing & Sales for The Pinehills, winner of the National Community of the Year Award. Designed like an authentic old New England village, The Pinehills is the largest new residential and commercial development in New England with a projected 3,065 homes and 2200 acres of open space.  As Donna celebrates her second year as a breast cancer survivor, this exceptional woman shares her initial fears, strategies that worked for her in her darkest hour, and her advice to women who are hearing the words “you have breast cancer” for the first time.  #storybehindhersuccess   #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions

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October is breast cancer awareness month, so we’re shining the spotlight on breast cancer survivors as well as women who are on the forefront of providing medical care to women fighting the disease. There was a time when Dr. Julie Silver faced a health crisis of her own. Diagnosed with breast cancer in her 30’s with 3 small children at home, she found herself on the other side of medicine, as patient, not physician. Her story from surgery through radiation, chemo, and recovery is not unlike any other woman’s brave battle with the disease, except for one thing: this woman specializes in rehabilitation and when she heard the words:  “you’re okay now, go ahead and live your life”  she was overwhelmed.  Exhausted and depleted from fighting breast cancer, this exceptional woman recognized that she needed to use her knowledge as a respected authority in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to blaze a trail that would improve care and outcomes not just for breast cancer survivors, but for people recovering from all kinds of cancers.  Now the Associate Professor & Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Julie Silver is the author of multiple books, including Before & After Cancer Treatment.  #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   @MAHealthHosp    #ThinkPink   #WallsDoTalk  #QuoteHer