Weekly Round-Up

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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.

Congratulations to all those who made Healthline’s annual list of Best Breast Cancer Blogs. I see some familiar names on this list, along with some new (to me) names.

Congratulations also to Karin who launched her global radio show Cancer and You last week and Sue on the publication of her new book.

A big warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Jen, who has come out of hibernation at last 🙂

Terri writes supportively of the physical and psychological changes after breast reconstruction in her latest post.

Have you heard of the ATM mutation and its link to breast cancer? I hadn’t heard about it until I read Abigail’s post this week.  For anyone at the beginning of their breast cancer treatment/diagnosis, Abigail advises “even if it isn’t offered, ASK for the full panel. You need to know more than just BRCA1 or BRCA2.”

“Fitness and nutrition are two sides of the same coin,” writes Cathy this week. “If your goal is to be proactive, wellness-focused, and in charge of your TOTAL health? You can’t have one without the other.” Want to learn more? Check out Cathy’s recommendations for three pieces of in-home fitness equipment you need.

Liz shares thoughts on what the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral taught her.

Lisa is dealing with some worrying scan results.

Sarah is getting ready to start on docetaxel (Taxotere) in her cancer treatment.

A poignant poem from Audrey this week.

Ilene ponders the question of whether we will ever find a cure for cancer.

I’m so pleased to see JoAnn is taking part in the blogging A to Z challenge. I’ve really been enjoying the daily discipline of blogging through this challenge too.

Kathy LaTour is talking sex and cancer in her latest Cure Today post.

How do you support someone you care about who is going through a tough time? Nancy shares some valuable advice on how to be a compassionate listener, not a fixer.

Super post from Rod on the important role social media plays in his life as a male breast cancer survivor.

The engagement and empowerment of social media helps me build a support team, communicate and bond with other cancer survivors, cope with the stress and anxiety of treatment, and improves my problem solving and coping strategies. And, I would suggest that resilience is as important as exercise, since building a strong mind is as important as building a strong body.

Finally this week, a Happy Easter (or Passover) to you if you are celebrating today. Make sure to read these Easter-themed posts by BethBarbara and Connie.


Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx