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Jackie Fox is the author of From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know About Stage Zero Breast Cancer, named a Library Journal Best Consumer Health Book in 2010. The book is based on her personal experience with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Fox also blogs at Dispatch From Second Base and is on Twitter as @jackiefox12, where she comments on health issues, poetry, Husker sports and trying to age gracefully.

The Other 'F' Word

Jackie Fox | March 6, 2014
At my six-month checkup yesterday all was routine, other than my blood pressure being 131 over something when it's usually in the 115 range. Ten years ago I wouldn't have shared my fears at all, but thanks to early-stage breast cancer it's hard for my mind not to immediately go to the worst-case scenario...