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.

Pinktober is now underway   – read Wendi‘s thoughts on “its smorgasbord of hellish delights,” Kimberly‘s aversion to a particular breast cancer ad, Megsie‘s reality check, Katie on the marginalization of the metastatic breast cancer patient, Abigail‘s educational series of posts on MBC  and Lara‘s 9 wishes.

October is action month on Cathy‘s blog. This week she shares 3 Tips to Help You Stop Doing All Those Unhealthy Things.

In the US, September 29-October 5 was National Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer Week – Amy provides a transcript of tweets from a twitter chat marking the event and Nancy calls to make  National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Week more inclusive to include men.

Can we really prevent breast cancer? Dr Attai delves beneath the latest headlines on cancer prevention.

Janet shares thoughts on life and death in her latest post.

A new post from Barbara on tackling the digital divide in healthcare.

Ten years ago Philippa received the diagnosis of breast cancer which would change her life – she reflects on that day a decade later in her latest post.

A bittersweet post from Ilene on the intrusive nature of breast cancer in her life.

A book review from Karin on Sara‘s Ticking Off Breast Cancer memoir.

Beautiful reflective post from Julia on the fragility of life.

Loving Connie‘s latest post on showing up and trusting the process.

Liza captures her thoughts via a Twitter thread on how exhausting it can be to be an advocate in a system based on an imbalanced power structure.

Lovely post from Elizabeth on meeting online friends in real life.

Becky is learning to drive her new car.

Super post from Sue on the overwhelming need for respect, dignity and inclusion in healthcare. See also Carolyn’s excellent post on the medical hierarchy shift. 

Finally this week, I’d like to leave you with a writing prompt. If you have a blog, consider writing about this topic, or if you prefer simply leave a comment below.

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Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx