Rick Boulay, M.D.

Rick Boulay, M.D., is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist. When cancer faced his family and his medical training left him ill-prepared to manage the day-to-day needs of cancer treatment and survivorship, he found wisdom, support and love in the patients he treated. As a result, Dr. Boulay, who is also a singer, now writes and performs on topics at the intersection of cancer and society.

Cancer, Redefined: Personalized Medicine

July 11, 2018

What if there were some way to identify gene mutations causing the cell to behave as a cancer and then, with a medication, undo the effects of the errant gene? This is the basis of personalized medicine.

Redefining Cancer: The "New Normal"

February 06, 2018

“One day you’re fine. You’re working and doing your thing, you know? Then you get sick and someone tells you its cancer. It’s shocking! Your whole world turns upside down. Surgery and chemo. Doctors and nurses. I just wanna go back to the way it was before. I just want my old life back.”

Redefining Cancer: "Cure"

January 04, 2018

A blog series of words and terms common to the cancer journey by Rick Boulay M.D.

Cancer, Redefined: Survivor

December 05, 2017

The notion then, that disease outcome (whether you live or die) determines if you are a survivor is therefore erroneous.

The Importance of Oncologist-Patient Trust

August 08, 2017

An oncologist considers the basis of the trust he and his patients share.