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.

Approximately 25-30% of patients with breast cancer who are prescribed endocrine therapy do not complete the full course of treatment, and some patients never start. Side effects of endocrine therapy are well documented but there is very little literature on the role of the medical team in helping patients manage treatment-related side effects. To investigate further,  Dr Attai is conducting a research survey and invites you to take part.  More information here.

An interesting question posed by Nancy this week – do you ever feel like a cancer misfit?

Please join me in sending healing thoughts and strength Audrey‘s way as she prepares for her mastectomy this week.

Connie shares advice from a dolphin as she journeys on her solo trip.

A warm welcome back to the blogosphere to Catherine this week.

Ilene shares a new study which reveals that almost half of people diagnosed with cancer find it hard to ask for help ad many fear being pitied.

For those who are ready to reach out for help from friends and family, Emily offers some practical suggestions.

Janet’s hair is growing back after chemo.

Great post from Abigail on less form ticking, more making life easier for the patient.

Barbara explores the topic of journaling in her latest post.

Siobhan shares the back-story of why she was compelled to set up Being Dense and spread information and awareness about the risk of breast density.

Stacey is keeping hope alive.

JoAnn opens up about infertility.

Finally, this week, Karin has been collecting quotes from the Twitterverse to help comfort, inspire and motivate. Here’s one of my favourites to take us through the week ahead.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx