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I am NOT my scar!

Photos by: Christopher Cardwell

Pam Breedlove was just 15 when her breasts started giving her problems. She was supposed to be worried about grades… her friends… make up. Maybe even obsessing over a first crush.

Yet there she was obsessing over a painful lump in her breast.Continue reading


Little Girl Lost

PHOTOS BY: Michael Crisafulli

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It is lso the thirst leading cause of homesless in families. Each year, 2 million injuries and 1,300 injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused as a result of domestic violence. Three women are murdered every day by an intimate partner. Every nine seconds a women is a victim of domestic abuse in the United States.Continue reading


Mammograms Save Lives. Period.

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now is a great time to clear up questions and misconceptions that many women, including my patients over the years, have had when considering a mammogram. Hopefully by sharing the facts I can offer you a level of comfort and understanding of the mammography experience.Continue reading


She’s Your New Breast Friend

Surgeon for Breast Reconstruction at the Quatela Center – Dr. Emese Kalnoki

I managed to live without my hair because I knew it would grow back. But I couldn’t cling to the same kind of hope after my double mastectomy. Unlike hair, breasts weren’t going to grow back. I thought it was going to be fine. They were only breasts; just because they were gone didn’t mean I was any less of a woman.Continue reading


Making a Fresh Start

Forgiveness is the Gift We Give Ourselves

Rebuilding after domestic violence is one of the hardest things a person will ever do. Too many people believe that domestic violence ends instantly once the couple separates and all goes back to normal. I think this is one of the main reasons why people looking in from the outside so often ask the question, “Why doesn’t she/he just leave?”Continue reading



Many women diagnosed with breast cancer are unable to work during their illness or treatment, adding a huge financial toll to an already difficult mental, emotional and physical struggle. From surgeries to chemotherapy appointments, some women find it exhausting just to get out of bed, let alone try to hold a job.Continue reading