I am a survivor of infertility. I am a thriver of infertility, anxiety and depression. My recovery means making the daily choices to manage the lifelong losses of infertility and the consequences of… Continue reading
Here’s an interesting new study from Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute which has found a surprising lack of knowledge among breast cancer patients about the basic characteristics of their disease— how advanced… Continue reading
It is my great pleasure to introduce you to today’s guest writer Rachel Smith. Rachel is the family service co-ordinator for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. Before reading Rachel’s guest post on the impact on… Continue reading
I’ve just been reading 10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor in the Huffington Post. In the article Lisa Marie Wilson shares advice from her grandmother, who, aged 57, was diagnosed with breast… Continue reading
Cancer survivors face unique short-term and long-term challenges to physical and mental health, family functioning, and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle [1, 2]. Long-term and late effects of cancer treatment may arise during… Continue reading
In preparation for an upcoming presentation on the value of stories in medicine, I’ve been doing lots of reading. I came across this quote from writer, Anatole Broyard, literary critic and editor for The… Continue reading
Originally posted on Living Beyond Breast Cancer's Blog:
There are many ways a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can impact your sexual life. In anticipation of our new publication, Breast Cancer inFocus:…
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.