Madhulika Sikka http://ripr.org en Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk http://ripr.org/post/mammogram-uncertainty-gives-patients-doctors-more-reason-talk I am 51 years old and have had a yearly mammogram, more or less, since the age of 40.<p>I got them despite the fact that there is no history of breast cancer in my family. I did it because that was what my doctor and others, including the American Cancer Society, recommended.<p>Three years ago, I was diagnosed with invasive <a href="http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page4">ductal carcinoma in situ</a> breast cancer after a screening mammogram. I underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 29597 at http://ripr.org Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi http://ripr.org/post/chef-chat-we-pick-brains-ottolenghi-and-tamimi Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi own four wildly popular <a href="http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/locations/">London restaurants</a> and have authored runaway best-selling cookbooks for <a href="http://crownpublishing.com/author/99666/yotam-ottolenghi/">omnivores</a> and <a href="http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/plenty.html">vegetarians</a> alike.<p>The two hail from the West and East sides of Jerusalem, respectively, and first crossed paths in London in the 1990s. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 24723 at http://ripr.org Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi Everything Old Is New Again: The Toilet-Sink Edition http://ripr.org/post/everything-old-new-again-toilet-sink-edition <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB31Es7Z-iU</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 18321 at http://ripr.org Everything Old Is New Again: The Toilet-Sink Edition 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo http://ripr.org/post/4-tips-help-foodie-get-through-chemo When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it was clear that I would be thinking about a lot of things — myriad doctor visits, multiple tests, surgeries and chemotherapy.<p>Here are some things I knew about chemotherapy going in: it is unpleasant; it poisons your body; it makes you nauseated.<p>But there was also something I wasn't quite as aware of: it<em> </em>plays havoc with your taste buds and even impacts your reaction to food smells and food textures. In short, eating can become an unpleasant chore. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 8657 at http://ripr.org 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo