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.

Over the past ten years of being in the cancer blogosphere, I’ve noticed there are several themes which recur – the language of cancer for one.  The terms used to describe the cancer experience can be divisive. The “survivor” label is one of the most divisive – something that Abigail explores this week.

Less often occurring, but no less impactful, is the topic of cancer “hierarchy” (as in the “my cancer is worse than yours” variety).  It’s a topic that Chris takes on in his latest post.

Delightful reading on Julia’s blog as she recounts memories of her student days in Germany.

Terri shares the experience of a group of patients coming together to share their breast reconstruction journeys. She also shares the experience of attending the American Society of Breast Surgeons meeting as a patient advocate and the people she met there.

Karin provides a short but very effective introduction to mindfulness in her latest post.

Wonderful post from Jen on self-care.

Janet goes to the cancer prom.

As always super evidence-backed information from Cathy on exercise and osteoporosis.

Reading about Connie‘s coffee stop at the Charis Coffee Company made me want to visit it so much.

Memorial day thoughts from Barbara.

Audrey shares some political reflections from her hospital bed.

Welcoming  Lisa deFerrari back to the blogosphere with a post on breast cancer prevention.

Reflections on cancer assumptions from Stephanie this week.

Nancy has a link to Dr Deanna Attai’s endocrine therapy survey.

Margaret shares her reason for choosing Tamoxifen as part of her cancer treatment.

A nice post by Nancy Siebel on living a noble life and honoring our shared humanity.

Two new posts from Ilene to share with you. The first on cancer and intimacy, and the second on euphonious cancer.

Finally this week, I’ll leave you with a writing prompt. Feel free to blog about it or simply leave a comment below.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx