Latest Posts from Kavita Jackson, MD

How I Learned to Love My Body With Breast Cancer

How I Learned to Love My Body With Breast Cancer

The surgical options in breast cancer treatment can seem nuanced and overwhelming: lumpectomy, single or double mastectomy, skin-sparing, nipple-sparing ...

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When a Physician Becomes a Patient

When a Physician Becomes a Patient

Getting my diagnosis of breast cancer in the first week of March 2020 was personally devastating. It also happened to be a professionally overwhelming time ...

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How I Parent With Breast Cancer

How I Parent With Breast Cancer

There is no right way to parent. There are certainly many books, guides, and acceptable ways to parent, but no single right way. This also applies to parenting ...

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What I Learned About Managing Breast Cancer Pain

What I Learned About Managing Breast Cancer Pain

“Pain” was the first thought I had upon learning that I had breast cancer. “Oh, this is going to be painful.” Long before I knew anything about my cancer...

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If I Could Go Back, Here's What I'd Tell Myself About My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

If I Could Go Back, Here's What I'd Tell Myself About My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The most painful experience of my life was being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in March 2020 at the age of 32. Since reaching remission, I planned to move ...

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How to Be a Better Advocate for Yourself as a Patient

How to Be a Better Advocate for Yourself as a Patient

The ability to advocate yourself, especially as a cancer patient, can be incredibly powerful in shaping your cancer experience. Often people don’t realize ...

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