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.
Great news for Siobhan as she spearheads awareness of the risk of breast cancer in women with dense breasts at Being Dense. She has added Radiology Expert, Dr Julie Gershon as medical advisor to her team.
Nancy Siebel shares 7 ideas for living a meaningful life.
Super post from Sue on patient inclusion/exclusion at healthcare conferences.
Another trip down memory lane for Julia as her youthful European sojourn comes to an end.
Melanie writes about coping with her Mum’s cancer diagnosis.
Cathy imagines a future where our risk of developing breast cancer drops dramatically from 1:8 to 1:800. It’s another great read, well-researched and cogently argued as always.
Not everyone will agree with male breast cancer advocate Rod‘s latest post on religion and cancer, but it’s important we give space to this discussion. As a non-religious person myself, I appreciate that a strong faith is a truly wonderful coping strategy.. for some.. but for the rest of us, it simply isn’t an option.
An interesting question posed by Barbara this week – Does Discipline Make A Difference In Getting Breast Cancer?
If you ever want to show someone the sheer grind and to use, Ilene’s expression, “clusterfuck” that is metastatic breast cancer, you need to look no further than the MBC blogs in our blogosphere – and the latest post by Ilene herself is a good place to start.
Terri shares her experience attending Fresh Chapter’s ReFresh Experience for Cancer Advocates and on her own blog a post on intimacy – touching your breasts after DIEP flap surgery.
Maureen is adapting to the physical limitations illness puts on her.
Another sublime reflection on being in a season of waiting from Connie this week.
Thrilled to see news of this co-authored journal article on cancer tag ontology on Dee‘s blog.
Always grateful to Dr. Deanna Attai for sharing the latest scientific news and data with us via her blog – this week she is talking tumor heterogeneity and prognosis.
Wonderful resonant post from Karin on living our dreams.
Finally this week there’s a summer book sale on Carolyn‘s blog for her superb book – “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease.” I own a copy and can highly recommend it to readers.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always,
Thanks for including my blog in your round up again. The post was written my daughter, Lauren, and gives her perspective of my diagnosis.
Love, Melanie xx
Thanks Marie for the nice plug for the Johns Hopkins University Press summer sale (on all books, not just my own). What a lovely surprise.
Free shipping plus 40% off the list price – now that’s a sale! I’d love to put in a plug for another JHUP book that has become my go-to gift for all new Mums is called “Science of Mom” (a research scientist has her first baby and decides to see what the scientific literature says about infant development!) It’s really terrific – more info on the bottom of this page: https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/womans-guide-living-heart-disease
Marie, I’m a big fan of your weekly Round Ups. I’ve made it half way through this one and will keep going, but I just wanted to stop to say how glad I am to learn that researchers are starting to investigate the efficacy of lower doses of Tamoxifen. I hope this continues and that it extends I to looking into the same question for aromatase inhibitors. And…how wonderful to find my post on burnout prevention included this week!! Thank you.
Thanks for another Round-Up, Marie. Best to you and everyone in our community as we make our way through summer. May the simple joys of the season help along the path.
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Yet another wonderful roundup this week, Marie – thank you for including my blog! Sending best wishes for the coming week to all contributors and readers. x