So last week I got a message from my doctor in Vancouver. My routine mammogram showed some vague abnormality. The good folks at Upaya directed me to a benevolent nurse-practitioner here in Santa Fe, who slotted me in right away for an exam. She squeezed and patted and pronounced my breasts to be fine and healthyâ€”general effects of time and gravity notwithstanding. I grinned and handed her a $50 bill.Â She prescribed, as general good breast care and cancer prevention: a diet low in animal proteins, moderate coffee consumption, and one melatonin tablet daily plus a gentle massage with oil of frankincense. A little self-love, for my benign but much maligned mammaries.