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Legislation promoting early detection of breast cancer unites right and left on Capitol Hill

By: Bruce Alpert From: nola.com Promoting early detection and medical care for breast cancer is uniting members of Congress from the left and right. On Thursday, Sen. David Vitter, R-La.,...



Escape this winter with the Thrivers Cruise!

I celebrated my birthday in April going on the Thrivers Cruise sponsored by Breast Cancer Wellness magazine. It was amazing! How many people can say they spent their birthday floating on ...





The Interesting Thing About Female Friendships: Bestie-less

I have found myself scrolling through the same mental list Erica writes about in her post about really needing a best friend. Can you relate? Leave me a comment. I really didn’t think abo...



Breast cancer: One-shot therapy gets NHS nod

By James Gallagher From: bbc.com A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS. The dose of radiati...



Ten Reasons Why Breast Reconstruction Is Not a Boob Job!

There are certain topics in Cancer-land that come up time and time again. One of these topics is what you should say or not say to a cancer patient. Generally, I try not to critique too h...





Study Finds New Cancer Risk from Hysterectomy Device

By Jennifer Levitz From: wsj.com A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman’s body than previously thought, new re...



You Are the Placebo - Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza

No one likes to hear, "It's all in your mind." But, what if we have the "biological and neurological machinery" to make ourselves better? You Are the Placebo, by Dr. Joe Dispenza, isn't a...



CHEMO BRAIN Part I: Is there any hope?

Originally posted on Lisa Reiter - Sharing the Story:It’s 14 years since I received high doses of doxyrubicin and ifosfamide, along with two hormone interventions, for cancer. Unfortunate...


Facing Mastectomy? The Merits Of Having A “Breast Wake”

Facing a life-altering surgery such as mastectomy is never going to be easy, let’s face it. Regardless of your age, your breasts have been a big part of your sexual identity, nurtur...


After Breast Cancer I Craved Real Food

Five years ago, one year after my third breast cancer diagnosis I moved to what I planned to make my sustainable home. Still cancer free I have been reflecting on my journey this week as...