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.

“There has been some recent discussion about how to talk about male breast cancer, specifically whether to use the word breast or instead euphemize it with ‘chest’,” writes Oliver Bogler, who shares his opinion, based on his training as a cancer biologist and his experience as a survivor. “In brief,” he writes, “using the correct word, breast, is vital.”

Tips from Jennifer on coping with the daily routine of radiation.

Julia enjoys the novelty of “proper snow” this week.

A poem on shielding from Audrey.

A hope-filled reflection from Connie.

In Episode 3 of the DiepCJourney podcast, Terri discusses breast reconstruction and breast sensation with two surgeons who have performed this procedure together in their practice.

Great post from Martha on how the simple narrative of modifiable lifestyle behaviors aren’t the full story in cancer prevention.

A reminder from Barbara that choosing not to go for screening mammograms is not always a simple choice for those on low incomes.

A warm welcome back to the weekly roundup to Kimberly.

What’s it like to be a metastatic breast cancer patient in the time of Covid? Ilene shares the reality in her latest post.

Thoughts from Sheri on the secrets trees reveal to us.

Abigail writes this week on learning to protect oneself from betrayal.

A guest post on Ticking Off Breast Cancer on dating after cancer.

Finally this week, please join me in welcoming a new blogger to the roundup – Kristie Konsoer who blogs at Finding A Way. It’s wonderful to add new voices to this lovely community space. And it’s a chance for me to remind you to let me know if there are other voices out there that I can add too.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx