- Has been a contributor to LBBC since 2008
- Specializes in medicine and health, writing for nonprofit organizations, universities, hospitals, publications, and foundations
Robin is a contributing writer for LBBC and works extensively on content for our Young Women’s Initiative.
She specializes in medicine and health, writing for nonprofit organizations, universities, hospitals, publications, and foundations.
Robin has won national journalism and public service awards. Her nonfiction book on acquaintance rape and date rape was named to several “Best Books” lists. She is also a ghostwriter, editor, and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of Health Care Journalists, Authors Guild, and National Association of Science Writers.
Decision-making for treatment and thriving: Gillian Lichota
After three years of enduring infertility therapies and a second-trimester miscarriage, Gillian Lichota sat in her OB-GYN’s office and heard the news she had been hoping for – she was nine weeks pregnant. On the same day, an ultrasound of a mass in one breast showed she also had breast cancer. A biopsy later confirmed that finding.
Repeat surgery common after lumpectomy, especially for young women
Nearly 1 in 4 women who have lumpectomy, also called breast conservation surgery, has additional surgery within 90 days, a recent study in JAMA Surgery shows. Women younger than age 50 have the highest rates of reoperation, or added surgery.
Some women report worse side effects after ovarian suppression
In this sub-study of the SOFT clinical trial, premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who took tamoxifen and ovarian suppression had more menopausal symptoms over 2 years than women who took tamoxifen alone.
Reasons young women stop taking tamoxifen vary over time
Looking at a little understood yet common phenomenon—women discontinuing tamoxifen therapy early—French researchers found several factors caused women to interrupt treatment. These factors varied, depending upon when the women stopped therapy.