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 that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to those of you who are celebrating today in the US. Terri shares lessons from her lovely Mom before, during and after breast cancer, Barbara‘s mother’s day-themed post taps into the nurturing side of motherhood, and Abigail‘s tribute to her son on his 7th birthday is a beautiful tribute on this special day.

A reminder from Rod that breast cancer is a genderless disease but with research concentrated on only one gender. 

A plea for more MBC research on METUP UK.

Information on “Variant of Unknown Significance” (VUS) and how it impacts breast cancer treatment decisions on the SBC blog.

An arresting question from Nancy – if you could reverse your cancer diagnosis, would you?

A spring-filled post from Audrey.

“The possibility of weakened bones is a concern for ALL women,” writes Cathy this week, “yet for those of us in the breast cancer community, the onset of cancer treatment-induced bone loss (CTIBL) is a real threat. Not only the treatments, but the disease of breast cancer itself presents challenges to skeletal integrity.” Learn more in her latest post on breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Hard as it is to be the person with cancer, it is equally hard for those who care for us to cope with the shock of diagnosis and all that comes with it. Debbie shares her story on Chris’s blog and Alex hers on Shine Cancer Support.

Finally this week, for those who know friends and loved ones who may struggle today on Mother’s Day, an acknowledgment of their loss would be a great kindness. Send a text, write an email, or call them to let them know you are thinking of them. Validation, compassion, and kindness are among the most precious gifts we can give today.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx