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.

“Is there a path to a cure? How would you define a cure?” OurMBCLife  asked Dr. Timothy Pluard in a recent Q&A podcast entitled “Report back from ASCO.” Also check out Abigail’s takeaways at Advanced Breast Cancer.

You may have heard or indeed found yourself saying that cancer is the gift that keeps on giving and one of those ways is through pain that persists even after treatment ends – the subject of Julia’s latest post. 

Steve’s words this week will resonate with many of us when he writes:

I’m a different person after cancer. But I’m still tinkering with the controls of this new identity and figuring out my voice and values. I’ve always relied on instinct to guide me. And that’s what’s so scary— in many areas, I have no idea what feels right. My radar doesn’t seem to be pointing in any direction, which only adds more frustration.

A local community recycling drive has Terri recycling thoughts from her two breast cancer diagnoses.

News from Dee about the 4th edition of 100 Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer. 

Carolyn‘s latest post concerns post-covid worries.

Beverly Zavelata MD shares her story of being a physician diagnosed with breast cancer. 

A powerful video post from Ilene this week. 

A lovely story from Connie this week – sharing remembrances of her mother’s legacy of kindness and generosity. 

Tips from Barbara on planning ahead to make recovery from breast cancer more comfortable. 

Terri Wingham shares news of the launch of A Fresh Chapter’s new Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A.) Team. 

Cathy has some advice this week I can certainly get on board with – start eating food you love. 

A Ticking Off Breast Cancer guest post on the benefits of exercise for cancer patients – also the theme of this Surviving Breast Cancer post. 

Kristie reflects on balancing the seriousness of cancer with some black humor this week.

Rod has shared his experience as a male breast cancer patient in the Talk About Cancer podcast and how that experience led him to become an advocate and create a resource site to serve the needs of the male breast cancer community.

If you’d like to learn more about lobular breast disease, Siobhan has shared a link to the ILC2021 conference.

Finally this week, a post from Abigail on finding it within us to judge less and be more empathetic. I’d like to finish up this quote from her blog to see us through another week of caring and looking out for each other.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always,

Marie xxx