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Image: Dreamstime.com Symptoms of Breast Cancer It is important for each and every one of us to know the symptoms of breast cancer. Why, you ask?  Well, I think that at this point, most of us know that breast cancer … Continue reading

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9 Rules Good Sleepers Swear By Recently, I came across the BEST post on about sleeping.  I don’t have my sleep mojo back yet. I know. I know. It has been several years since treatment; however, the thing of it … Continue reading

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Image: Yourbloodtest.com Prior to every chemotherapy treatment and now every appointment with my oncologist, I have to get a blood test. Why, you ask?  Well, blood tests, sometimes called blood panels, are one of a physician’s most basic tools  to … Continue reading

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Image: Provimaging.com Recently, I was asked about reduced-fee or free resources for breast and cervical cancer screenings. It occurred to me that I knew about them but hadn’t yet posted the information. Whoopsie! Regular check-ups (that include screening) are so … Continue reading

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Image: Birthdaydirect.com Women with radiographically dense breast tissue face a higher risk of developing breast cancer and may benefit from screening with digital, rather than film, mammography.  Yet most aren’t aware of the association between dense tissue and disease risk, … Continue reading

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Image: Chapmanschewe.com I recently attended an interesting conference about how to be your own advocate, especially after a diagnosis. Navigating the healthcare system was really tough when I was sick. The truth of the matter is that between my diagnosis … Continue reading

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Image: Immediatemd.com Have you ever had one of those “I reaaaaaaaly need to go for a run” moments (or hours)? They typically occur after days like – SuperBowl Sunday or birthday parties. You know what happens!! I eat a bunch … Continue reading

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Image: anxietybehaviour.com The After period of breast cancer presents its own unique set of challenges. The anxiety and depression that sneaked in AFTER my breast cancer treatment was a real shocker. Once I was done with treatment, I thought I was … Continue reading

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Image: vminewengland.com Caregiving can be a demanding and stressful experience, either personally or professionally. Sometimes I don’t think that caregivers get enough credit for what they do. “Caregiver fatigue” is a serious condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over … Continue reading

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Image: germancancertreatments.com Boy, oh boy, was my calendar packed with doctor appointments during my treatment phase. As I look back in my calendar, I not only had my chemo sessions penned in, but I also had additional appointments with an … Continue reading

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