“Simply speaking the truth heals” ~ Dr Rachel Naomi Remen For nearly 20 years, Dr. James W. Pennebaker has been giving people an assignment: write down your deepest feelings about an emotional upheaval… Continue reading
Good news for young women with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Adding a hormone-suppressing drug to chemotherapy helps avert premature menopause in hormone-insensitive breast cancer patients, according to a recent clinical trial that some… Continue reading
Ismena, we will miss your beautiful spirit from our lives, but part of your spirit lives on in each of us who were privileged to know you.
Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.
Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.
Earlier today I was on one of my regular healthcare Twitter chats and I heard the news that the wonderful patient advocate Jessie Gruman has died. I was so shocked and deeply saddened… Continue reading
I am honored to be taking part in a special lecture at Flinders University Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Adelaide, South Australia, with co-host Cancer Voices SA that will explore the mechanisms and therapeutic benefits of… Continue reading
I recently received the following e-mail from a health & science writer with NYMag.com: Hi there, I’m a health & science writer with NYMag.com, and I thought I’d reach out to gauge your… Continue reading
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at any age is an overwhelming and frightening experience, but being diagnosed with breast cancer when you are a younger woman brings its own unique challenges. Facing a… Continue reading
Today is my mother’s birthday. The third I have marked without her since she died. Her birthday was the last day I got to spend with her as my Mum; the next day she… Continue reading
My friend, fellow breast cancer survivor Gai Comans, has just released a new guide called “Survivor Secrets – Empower Your Life”. And, alongside some other names which will be familiar to you, I… Continue reading
Originally posted on After Twenty Years:
In one of the most interesting presentations at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, physicians and other attendees heard from a researcher who has spent thirty…
Originally posted on Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Blog:
Scott Cotlar writes about living by common clichés for people affected by metastatic breast cancer. When I was first diagnosed with metastatic male breast…