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.

When I went through treatment for breast cancer there was no bell ringing to announce the end of the last session of chemo. I never even heard of such a thing until the last few months when I started to read about it in some blogs and see some discussions on Twitter. The community is divided. While some appreciate this opportunity to mark the end of treatment, others find it jarring and insensitive for those for whom the bell will never ring because treatment never ends. Nancy is firmly on the side of not ringing the bell and explains why in her latest post.

Terrific article by Katherine published in the journal Cancer Reports, offering some practical suggestions on how the oncology community can better serve people living with metastatic disease.

Sarah writes this week of why she doesn’t celebrate cancerversaries.

Check out the fab new look for Dr. Deanna Attai’s blog.

Another fantastic post from Cathy packed full of practical advice on what to eat to re-engineer your gut and reduce breast cancer risk.

Going through cancer can be a lonely place – even if you are surrounded by friends and family who care. Barbara reminds us that support is available when we need it with the simple click of a mouse or tap on a screen.

Karin invites you to take a podcast break with her.

I’ve been looking forward to the next installment in Julia‘s youthful adventures across Europe and if like me you’re curious to know what happened next, click here to find out.

Nice post from Fabiana on music as therapy.

Last week I shared Abigail’s post on dealing with prejudice and racism, this week, you can read part two of the post on her blog.

Janet says goodbye to some memories.

More practical tips and helpful advice from Terri on breast reconstruction tattoos.

Very interesting analysis of the decline in patient voices on Twitter during ASCO this year. Audun and Liza explore some possible reasons for this at Symplur.

Finally this week I leave you with a beautiful post from Connie which really resonated with me. She writes about seasons of waiting and her words The only way is through really spoke to me as  I too am in my own season of waiting.

Until next week,

May you find your way through with grace and ease, whatever it is  you need to get through

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx