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 posts have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and I’ve wanted to share them with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.

This month OurMBCLife is celebrating Women’s History Month by remembering four women who embodied its philosophy that “no one should have to face cancer alone”.

Rod discusses various risk factors for breast cancer in men, including age, family history, and genetic mutations in his latest SBC post. See also this post on the risk factor with BRCA gene on the Male Breast Cancer blog. 

Barbara’s latest post is a passionate call to action for medical rights for women with breast cancer. 

Nancy shares a guest post by Georgia Hurst to raise awareness of Lynch Syndrome a hereditary condition that increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including colorectal, endometrial, ovarian, and many others. 

Good to see Susan Rahn writing again with a post extolling the benefits of digital planners.

Another fascinating and informative post from Carolyn on the relationship between chest pain and menstrual cycles in women. 

Terri provides detailed instructions for a range of exercises, including deep breathing exercises, abdominal strengthening exercises, and mobility exercises that can be done before and after DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery to improve outcomes and aid in the recovery process. 

Exciting news from Sarah as she reveals the cover of her new book.

Tips from Gabby on how to get a good night’s sleep.

A thought-provoking reflection from Abigail on the importance of vocation and its role in shaping one’s life journey. 

Jennifer writes about the impact of loss in the breast cancer community. 

Finally, this week, if you haven’t heard about ‘The Darker Side of Pink’ campaign by METUPUK – the UK’s only patient advocacy group dedicated to Metastatic (Secondary) Breast Cancer (MBC) – I encourage you to learn more about it. The aim of this striking campaign is to expose the thoughts and frustrations of living with the disease. Each of the ‘Invisible Women’ shows a QR code, which can be scanned to reveal videos telling the individual statements of 31 of the group’s advocates. During the short time the campaign has been running, seven of the women filmed back in September 2021 have sadly died – reinforcing the importance of the campaign.

Until next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx