Long Term Side Effects of Breast Cancer

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~ Arabian proverb   Getting a breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating and change the course of your life.  In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with…

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Best Sellers about Breast Cancer

  When you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer you need all the support you can get and the saying “it takes a village” is never so apparent. Luckily there are many books, articles, journals and forums when it comes to everything from nutrition to personal stories and experiences. Here is a list of bestsellers on…

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Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer

While you can’t always map out the road when it comes to your health, there are certain things you can do to identify harmful changes in your body and predispositions to hereditary diseases such as Cancer. When it comes to breast cancer there are two susceptibility genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2. The BRCA gene test…

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Breast Reconstruction

“The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – Beyoncé Pathologist, imaging, tests, chemotherapy, mammogram, genetic mutation, biomarker, surgery, lymph nodes, mastectomy, breast reconstruction. When you are newly diagnosed with breast cancer it can be overwhelming and these words can become part of your vocabulary and endless searches online and conversations with your…

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Journaling Your Breast Cancer Journey

One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year. Receiving a diagnosis can be shocking and disconcerting. While you might find thousands of informational articles about your treatment, prognosis, and what to expect through a quick google search,…

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Thermography of the Breast

You would have to be hiding under a rock to not see all the initiatives, events, and personal stories this month to fight breast cancer, not to mention all the PINK! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign to educate, inspire, and promote early detection for women.  This year, an estimated…

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How to Choose and Wear a Wig During and After Chemo

Dealing with the emotional toll of chemotherapy and hair loss can be challenging, especially on top of everything you’ve already been through. Wigs can be used as a great coping mechanism and way to get out of the “cancer patient mentality.” Create some confidence and boost your mood! Being happy is the best medicine.  Details…

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How to Stay Active During Recovery

There is no denying the health benefits of exercise are far-reaching, but even with the best intentions, a strong workout regimen can easily fall off your radar for numerous reasons. It can be especially hard to stay active if you are battling Breast Cancer or recovering. As with everything, sometimes taking the first step is…

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Building Confidence After Breast Cancer

After breast cancer treatment is completed, there are a range of emotions a patient usually goes through. The initial feeling of triumph at beating the odds gives way to feelings of unattractiveness and loss of femininity. Many breast cancer patients struggle with self-esteem, since some of the most sudden and shocking changes are related to…

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Staying Active Post Breast Cancer

It’s easier said than done, but staying active during a recovery period post breast cancer can be extremely beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that staying active in the recovery process lower chances of cancer recurrence and can increase the long-term survival rate, as well as many other benefits. Read more to learn about…

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