Tag Archives: breast cancer



From: PiNK SUMMER 2017 p.16-p.18 (Click here to view online magazine) BY TERRY ARNOLD I was told: “We are sorry, but it is most likely too late.” This came after four months of hearing that “there is nothing seriously wrong.” You can imagine my shock after being aware of my body’s condition — getting regular […]


Metastatic Breast Cancer – PROGRESS and HOPE

From PiNK SUMMER 2017 p.2-p.5  BY JENNIFER MURAR-MAXON, RN, BSN As cancer treatment enters a new era of personalized medicine, progress and hope have become a new mantra for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). For many patients living with MBC, their focus is on living each day with quality, coupled with the understanding […]


Avoiding Weight Gain After Breast Cancer

Excess weight can be an unwanted side effect of chemotherapy, but it doesn’t have to be. By Beth W. Orenstein Reviewed by Judy Mouchawar, MD, MSPH | everydayHEALTH Breast cancer survivors with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer gained more weight within five years of treatment than women who didn’t have the disease, […]

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New drug for one in five breast cancers

By: Michelle Roberts(Health editor)| BBC News online ・Many more women could be helped by a new type of breast cancer drug, say experts ・Biological therapies are currently only available as part of clinical trials, but hold great promise ・Experts estimate as many as one in five patients might benefit Around 10,000 women a year in […]

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Finding Your New Normal

After the diagnosis and treatment, cancer survivors must learn to adjust to and recognize their body’s new normal. From skin changes, hair loss, and the physical (and psychological) effects of radical surgeries, Dr. Lindsay Sortor answers a host of questions about adapting to your body after cancer. (more…)

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Lend Your Voice

Every woman’s cancer experience is different especially when it comes to whether she wishes to share her diagnosis and cancer journey. Rose Gerber gives some insight on her road to cancer advocacy and tips on how to know if you’re ready to become a cancer advocate. (more…)

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Don’t Suffer Silently

Often we focus more on the physical effects of cancer and cancer treatment, while ignoring the emotional challenges that can arise from a cancer diagnosis. Speaking openly about your experience in individual counseling, a support group, or simply with a friend can help immensely. Read on for more advice and information about cancer trauma. (more…)

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The Friendship Factor

We all have basic needs, and it boils down to this: food, shelter, love. Yes, love-and not just romantic love but love in general-the kind that comes from community, connection, and friends. In fact, teenage girls have long known what scientists are just figuring out: we can’t live without our girlfriends.