Dr. John Kehoe is a Memorial Sloan Kettering trained breast cancer surgeon and surgical oncologist. Over two decades ago, he founded and developed a private, full service, free standing breast cancer diagnosis and treatment center.

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9/11 Chronicles: Breast Cancer Takes a Backseat

I remember driving down the FDR Drive in Manhattan on the way to my office in Brooklyn on 9/11/2001. Yes, it was a beautiful late summer, early fall day, as so many have noted. A busy day was planned at work. In ten days I was going on a long needed vacation. The FDR in Manhattan runs down the East Side along the East River. As the island narrows at its southernmost point, the FDR disappears in a mini tunnel…

157 Years for 20 Breast Cancer Survivors

Last week, the last week of summer, I saw 20 patients who had survived breast cancer. 20 breast cancer survivors from Brooklyn and Staten Island in one week. Terrific. Happy Labor Day for these breast cancer survivors. All 20 had different types of breasts cancer and different stages and different treatments. Some had breast cancer more than once. All were survivors and all had in common an opportunity to mark a new quantum of time over which they had triumphed…

Obamacare’s Death Spiral

To all well meaning opponents of Obamacare: cease and desist, now! The end is near. This will end on its own. A DNR (do not resuscitate) order is imminent. Robert Kocker, a physician and one of the architects of the bill, has buyer’s remorse. I guess he just didn’t think his grand plans through, didn’t consider how real folks might react to this top down monstrosity. I guess he was just too smart to consider any contingencies. He was warned….

Off the Prairie: Remembering My Father on Father’s Day

My father was a doctor. I received by doctoring interest from him. My brother was similarly influenced. He was a pediatrician. He knew most kids in town and their mothers and fathers. He treated thousands of them and calmed a similar number of mothers and fathers. When he was out of the office at night or on weekends and someone needed his services, he would meet them at the top of our driveway in their cars and administer his treatment…

Breast Cancer and Janice Dickinson: Silicone Dilemmas III

We have been following Janice Dickinson through her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Ms. Dickinson has been more than open about her silicone breast implants. Thus, we have discussed difficulties in patients with implants regarding diagnosis and surgical treatment. We last checked in with Janice after she was diagnosed and had a lumpectomy and as she was starting radiation therapy. She has likely finished this, although there has been nothing in news reports. She is probably experiencing skin changes from…

Lumpectomies into Lilacs

Early in my career, years ago, I had done a lumpectomy on a patient. It didn’t look great afterwards. That happens. She finished her radiation therapy, waited a few months, and then showed in my office with the lumpectomy scar incorporated into a swirling floral tattoo. You couldn’t see the incision. All my work (disappointed as I was with it) was ¬†florally camouflaged. A bad scar into a work of art. I loved it. I wish I had taken a…

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