Diane Radford, M.D.

Health & Wellness Blog

April 25, 2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer: Protecting the Heart

The paper by Darby and others published March 14th 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine has caused a firestorm of media coverage. The authors report on over 900 women who had been treated for breast cancer in Scandinavia who suffered a major coronary event and compared them with over twelve hundred control individuals. The Swedish women were treated between 1958 and 2001, the Danish women 1977 to 2000. The authors concluded that the risk…

October 13, 2012
Less Axillary Surgery for Breast Cancer: Minimizing Harm

Cancer survival rates are increasing in the US. The American Cancer Society reported recently that by 2022 the number of survivors will soar to almost 18 million, up from 13 million in 2010. In my field, breast cancer, death rates have been decreasing since 1990. A 25% increase in the number of breast cancer survivors between 2010 and 2020 is predicted. These figures mean that those who have been diagnosed with and treated for cancer are living…

Creative Blog

January 27, 2016
Remembering Rik Wilson

  Rik Wilson, who passed away suddenly on January 22, 2016, was one of the most kind, caring people I have ever met. I am honored to have known him. I wrote the following piece in 2012. Rik liked it and was very touched by it. I believe he liked it because it was about his family, not just about him. A tribute to Rik Wilson: Power Play: The Wilson Hockey Dynasty It was a chance meeting at the lighting store. The assistant…

July 29, 2014
An Interview With Author Ann Pietrangelo

Ann Pietrangelo   Ann Pietrangelo is the author of No More Secs! and Catch That Look. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and her work is published on sites all around the web. Ann and her husband, Jim, are partners in WebCamp One, LLC, a website development and content creation company. When they’re not working or hanging out with their cat, Smokey, Jim and Ann can be found strolling the…

June 8, 2014
Remembering D-Day and Alastair Frew

Seaforth Highlander Alastair Frew   The 6th of June 2014 marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the landings on the Normandy Beaches. Those landings began Operation Overlord — the Battle of Normandy — the mission to free occupied France. On that day 160,000 allied troops crossed the English Channel — the biggest armada the world had ever seen. The sounds of the bombardment could be heard six miles inland. But the landings did…