Category Archive: Psychological impact of cancer

The Breast Cancer M.A.P. Project

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I am so pleased to see that a registry for breast cancer survivors in the United States will allow survivors to join together  in a nationwide effort to improve survivorship. I would love… Continue reading

Lynn Redgrave

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Lynn Redgrave The world learned of the passing of actress Lynn Redgrave this week with the issuing of this beautiful statement by her family:      Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey… Continue reading

Reconnecting with aliveness

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I have been a regular reader of the Cary Tennis advice columns on Salon.com and have always enjoyed his wise and witty columns. He is currently on leave while he recovers from cancer… Continue reading

Our scars tell our stories

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The lessons of a life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird New York Times writer Dana Jennings wrote a wonderful reflection last year on the scars he… Continue reading

Can you have too much information?

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Being a firm advocate of arming yourself with as much information as you can when you are faced with a health crisis, I am intrigued by an article in Cure Today which poses the question, how… Continue reading

Depression Awareness Week

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As cancer survivors, many of us have struggled with that unexpected feeling of depression and loneliness that surprises us after treatment is finished. I say unexpected and surprises, because for many of us… Continue reading

Face the Sun

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Face the Sun is the first feature film to look closely at breast cancer and its impact on families. This tender, heart-warming and inspirational film offers messages of courage, hope and forgiveness, while… Continue reading

Finding meaning in cancer

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Recently I came across an abstract entitled, Resolution of spiritual disequilibrium by women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. . The purpose of the study which was published in the journal Oncol Nurs Forum in… Continue reading

When the fog lifts: a new perspective on chemo brain

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When I started to read Dan Barry’s “My brain on chemo: alive and alert“, in the New York Times, I thought at first I was in for a treatise on the side effects… Continue reading

Guide to understanding your emotions

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If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer or are months or years from treatment, then a newly published Guide to Understanding Your Emotions will help you make sense of what you are feeling.… Continue reading