Category Archives: Women’s Health

Gender & Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

Any parent of boys and girls will confirm that there are differences between the genders that are not based on social conditioning. Yet much of the research for decades had mostly male subjects; what was learned was applied to women. That’s why I was so excited to learn about the newer MPN research that teases… Read More »

Thrombosis Risk Rises in Women With Myeloproliferative Disorders – OncologySTAT

This happened to me, two years before I was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera. Now I know that my experience is shared with other women with MPNs. The number of MPN patients is small and I do not wish this disease on anyone. Yet there is some macabre comfort in knowing that I’m not alone. Hopefully,… Read More »

Thrombosis Risk Rises in Women With Myeloproliferative Disorders – OncologySTAT

I found this on-line resource, OncologySTAT, that provides news articles (most likely press releases) and other current information on a broad range of cancers, current research, upcoming trials, and conferences of oncologists and researchers. The site requires registration (free) with an email address to view the full articles. TIP #1  for patients:    create a… Read More »

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change

This is my focus for the month: achieving change through a change in perspective. My life is very fulfilling — I’m a full-time nonprofit exec, a full-time mom (what mom isn’t!?) and community volunteer and activist. My time is filled with everything… except proper self-care. So this year, as we wait for our referral for… Read More »