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Image: Chemosabe-socks.blogspot.com This week, I have another check-up.  I’m going for my blood work tomorrow morning and will see my Oncologist for a nice chat. I am a little nervous. So much so that I’m writing about it.  Ok, there. … Continue reading

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Image: Superhumanstore.com I wish I had known about “Butterfly” needles prior to my breast cancer. What’s that you ask? Well, read on. I had to get my blood drawn (a requirement before every checkup) the other day. Prior to getting the … Continue reading

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Image: eatingmywaytobetterhealth.blogspot.com Did you know what you eat for dinner affects how you feel 15 minutes later? Eating right can really make a difference. Consuming more fruits, vegetables and whole grains is a smart plan for cancer prevention, but there … Continue reading

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Image: Nagrat.org Testing, Testing! Many of you inquired about what types of screenings to have for breast cancer. As you know, I’m not a doctor, but I am pretty diligent with my research! Below you will read about four different … Continue reading

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Image: Sentara.com Even though the flu season starts this month, there’s good news. This year’s vaccination is now fully covered by most insurance plans as long as the provider is in network.  So don’t forget to schedule appointments for everyone … Continue reading

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Image:  Overstock.com I admit, today I have the summer blues. It’s my second week back to school and can’t believe the summer is already over. Where did the time go? Since some children have already gone back to school and … Continue reading

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Image: its-a-still-life.blogspot.com For all the physical side effects that cancer can impose on the body, its psychological toll is often just as distressing, though it’s not as frequently and openly discussed.  Potentially triggers for depression and anxiety lurk throughout the … Continue reading

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Humor Therapy

Image: Humortherapy.blogspot.com One of my great Shining Moments during my time in the “Pink Bubble” was the ability to find humor in the absurd. I know that it may sound whacky – to laugh when throwing up on the side … Continue reading

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cisncancer.org A pathology report is a medical document written by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting laboratory tests and evaluating cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose disease. Although I love my doctors and truly relied on them during … Continue reading

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Image: Blog.hoyespharmacy.com Could taking vitamins be key in helping postmenopausal women survive breast cancer? Another reason to take your vitamins — they could help you beat breast cancer. In an observational study, researchers found that postmenopausal patients who regularly took … Continue reading

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