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. 

From September 8 through 12th, over 24,000 oncologists and oncology researchers attended the European Society of Medical Oncology Meeting (ESMO), the equivalent of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (ASCO) held in the US. This year’s event focused on connecting researchers to practitioners in a meaningful way. Medivizor shared some research highlights from the meeting around breast, lung and prostate cancer.

Dee continues to raise awareness of issues surrounding Ovarian Cancer Awareness  month as well as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (#GCAM).

A moving post by April on reaching milestones as a metastatic breast cancer patients.

Amy interviews Caitlin Brodnick, author of the newly released Dangerous Boobies: Breaking Up with My Time-Bomb Breasts, and Creator of .

Katherine O’Brien shares practical tips for metastatic breast cancer advocates.

Julia’s adventures continue.

Stephanie writes again on her blog about the challenges of co-survivorship.

Connie is visiting one of my favorite cities – Paris en route to her Scottish pilgrimage.

Susan Rahn updates us on what’s been happening for her lately.

Lisa Thompson shares the worries of many when it comes to health insurance.

Sue posts a heart-rending poem on the reality of metastatic breast cancer.

Grace continues her look into how brands are marketing in the lead-up to Pinktober.

Sally shows off her new hair-do.

Catherine shares some good information on axillary web syndrome.

Interesting question posed by Becky this week – do you find that breast cancer surgeries have made it easier for you to approach other health issues?

Elizabeth ponders what “surrenders” means right now in her life.

Have you ever experienced a panic attack? I have and it’s a very scary experience. Karin offers practical advice on how to cope.

Deirdre Wilcox shares her fresh chapter story.

A reminder from Fiona of how easy it is to let self-care slip.

Finally this week, Audrey is facing some hard decisions about her worsening back pain.  I felt so helpless when I read Audrey’s blog and I wonder if there is someone in this community who has faced a similar decision and could offer her any advice?

Until next week,

Yours with love

Marie xxx