Weekly Round Up


Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Did breast cancer make you a better person? Transform your life in new and positive ways? Nancy takes issue with the cancer narrative that good things come from this experience in her latest blog.

June 4th was National Cancer Survivor’s Day – a day which elicits mixed emotions in many of you. Terri celebrates the power of the community of cancer patients, doctors, nurses, and caregivers. Meanwhile, Stacey writes:

We have been called survivors, warriors, thrivors, metavivors and many other intended-to-be-complementary monikers.

But we are just people.

And, like most people, we are brave when we need to be; afraid when fear dominates; angry when cancer steals from us, our families and our friends; anxious when facing the unknown; thrilled when we achieve milestones of NED and stability. We are all pushing forward, many of us hand-in-hand. We are there to celebrate each others’ cancerversaries, catch each other when we stumble, kvetch about the less-often discussed aspects of cancer and absolutely there to comfort each other when the world comes crashing down.

Jackie Scully is back from her honeymoon and the adventure of a lifetime.

A diagnosis of cancer interrupts our life plans, and it’s important that we find a way to deal with this  – the topic of the latest post on My Triple Negative Life.

Interrupting the best-laid plans is also the topic of Sally‘s  latest blog.

Becky returns from a surfing adventure.

Amy writes of adjusting to life with metastatic cancer.

Grace continues to write about being a breast-cancer feminist on her blog and this week explores why feminism needs to be part of the breast cancer narrative.

Karen is facing a tough personal challenge.

Tammy and Susan R update us on their latest scan results with good news.

Stephanie shares her breast cancer story through her art work.

A fascinating report by Elaine on how precision medicine is benefiting patients with rare conditions.

Caroline writes this week of finding your support network.

Carrie deals with the question of how to talk to your child about cancer.

Finally this week, I’m heartbroken to read Catherine‘s latest update about moving to palliative care. Please send her your love, prayers, and support.

Until next week,

Yours with much love

Marie xxx