Category Archive: Survivorship

Share your cancerversary story

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I wrote a post at the end of September, celebrating my milestone 5-year cancerversary. In it I wrote  of how I celebrated by doing the ordinary things – a walk, a coffee with a… Continue reading

Treating Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

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There are many different types of breast cancer and the type with which I was diagnosed was Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is a condition in which a spectrum of abnormal cells… Continue reading

Melissa Etheridge promotes breast cancer awareness

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Singer, Melissa Etheridge, who was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago, is promoting a month-long breast cancer awareness program at the Hard Rock Cafe. Melissa maintains that she is healthier now than… Continue reading

Jerry Remy talks of his depression after cancer

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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

Weight lifting good for women with lymphedema

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I have been following this headline through various tweets today, and I must say that I am surprised at this finding. I remember after surgery, being given a photocopied page of things to avoid… Continue reading

Journaling through cancer

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  I having been reading the following personal testimony by Tesha Urban, a young breast cancer survivor on the Living Beyond Breast Cancer website.  It really resonated with me, and coverd so many issues, which I… Continue reading

The loneliness of the long-distance cancer survivor

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Another day, another study confirming that cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends.  The study… Continue reading

Managing the stress of survivorship

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Listen to this podcast from Cancer Care’s seventh annual cancer survivorship series, Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer. Click here to listen to managing the stress of survivorship

Dating for cancer survivors

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I have written on this topic before, but here is something new! A dating agency for cancer survivors. Founded by a cancer survivor in 2007, “C is for Cupid” is one of the… Continue reading

Tamoxifen fears

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The website of Fight Pink features terrific stories of  the many faces of survivorship. Today I have been reading an inspiring piece by Nic McLean , a young breast cancer survivor, on her… Continue reading