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.
“Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone again with one day, Tuesday 13th set aside for Secondary Breast Cancer,” shares METUPUK. “But for those of us living with MBC, ‘Every day is secondary breast cancer day’.”
Gogs writes about his father’s decision not to undergo prostate cancer treatment due to his age and life expectancy.
What is STOP-HER2? Dana Farber’s Dr. Heather Parsons explains in the latest episode of OurMBCLife special poscast series Road to a Cure.
A medical update from Abigail.
Dr C is in coversation with Terri on the topic of shared-decision making.
I found Carolyn‘s report on a study on clinical uncertainty utterly absorbing to read.
Thanks Cancer‘s latest podcast tackles the topic of cancer and isolation in the time of Covid.
Steve reflects on how his life has changed since cancer and how he has changed personally through the experience.
A post on the Male Breast Cancer Blog on mental health after a cancer diagnosis. See also facts about male breast cancer on Surviving Breast Cancer.org.
Great advice from Cathy on taming the fear of eating certain kinds of food after breast cancer treatment has ended.
Kristie writes this week of the objects that tie her to cancer.
Barbara marks Veterans Day.
Beautiful post from Connie on the gift of being seen.
Powerful poetry from the pen of Ilene.
Finally this week, take a leaf from Martha who writes about learning to embrace daily hope. Let’s try to practise “Daily hope, where bad days can’t steal away tomorrow’s promises.”
Until next week,
Yours with much love and hope always,
Hello Marie and thank you once again – I love your weekly Roundups and learn SO MUCH with each one. I was completely blown over by Abigail’s medical update story, for example – and that horrific TYPO in her scan report!!!
Thank you also for including my post about ‘diagnostic uncertainty” in this week’s list. I was fascinated by this recently published new study from Texas researchers that looks at how both clinicians AND patients struggle with uncertainty during the several distinct stages of the diagnostic process.
Take care, stay safe. . . ♥
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It’s always so good to be reminded of the humanity in the medical system, on both the provider and consumer side. ❤️
Thank you, Marie! I appreciate the honesty and tough mental attitude of the people dealing with metastatic disease and how they live day by day and minute by minute. They inspire me.
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Thank you both for your comments and for your important posts.