Weekly Round-Up

Today is Cancer Survivor’s Day. The terms cancer survivor and cancer survivorship have different meanings to different people, and how we refer to this growing population of people living with cancer has stirred some controversy.

Terri shares her thoughts on the topic of survivorship and honoring everyone’s experience on this day.

Nancy draws parallels between cancer and the pandemic “new normal” paradigm.

Kristie’s latest post uses the metaphor of a cheetah to describe living life untamed and free.

Delightfully charming story of happy college days and life-long friendships from Connie.

Lovely reminder from Barbara on the importance of reaching out to others to let them know we care.

A hard-hitting post from Jo on the reality of treating metastatic breast cancer. She urges readers to:

“remember, when MBC is played down that it’s “chronic” and “everyone is living longer” that this is an additional nail in our coffin for demanding change and getting the RIGHT investment into MBC.  We need better drug access, clinical trials, surgeries and radiotherapies to manage our disease well with a personalized approach.”

Cathy’s latest post discusses the causes of breast cancer.

Thoughtful reflection from Abigail on the pressure to make every day count.

Do you know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack? Carolyn shares some helpful pointers in her latest post.

Ilene guests on The Talk About Cancer podcast to discuss her writing and poetry and the effect on marriage and friendship on living while dying. See also Ilene’s latest post on travelling the path of life and death with metastatic breast cancer.

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

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx