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Imerman Angels: Free One-on-One Cancer Support Wherever You Are

By on October 23rd, 2014 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

The pain was sudden and excruciating. Jonny Imerman, 26, doubled over and dropped his pool cue. He managed to leave the Ann Arbor, Michigan bar that Saturday night in 2001 and get to an emergency room, where he was diagnosed as having an infection in his left testicle. This would soon turn out to be an incorrect diagnosis.

Imerman worked in commercial real estate and …

Our Friends Answer: How Do You Celebrate Your Cancerversary?

By on July 9th, 2014 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

Cancerversary: For most people, the anniversary of the day she was diagnosed with cancer. Because every woman’s experience and decisions around a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are so different — some jump headfirst into being a breast cancer advocate, some prefer to keep their situation private, and all experiences in between — we were curious about cancerversaries. So our community moderators asked the wonderful …

Book Review: How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

By on May 28th, 2014 Categories: Community Knowledge

Peruse any bookstore. Inspiring stories of triumph over cancer and tales of subsequent total life transformation abound. Heck, check out the hospital room window ledge, the oncologist’s waiting room, or the coffee table of anyone diagnosed with cancer and you will almost certainly find piles of these “go get ‘em” books bequeathed to patients by their well-intentioned friends upon hearing of their diagnosis.

When faced …

Our Friends Answer: How Did You First Discover the Breast Cancer?

By on May 14th, 2014 Categories: Community Knowledge, Symptoms & Diagnosis

 

A few months ago, we asked our friends on Facebook this question:

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, how did you first discover it? Was it through a routine screening, breast self-exam, or something else?

One hundred and seven women responded — thank you, friends! We found the responses compelling, and want to share them with you:

 

  • 53 breast cancers (49.5%)

Recommended Resource: Cancer and Careers

By on August 29th, 2012 Categories: Community Knowledge, News

I have been writing for Breastcancer.org for almost five years now, and while most of my work has focused on the medical aspects of breast cancer (tests, treatments, etc.), I’ve also written about some of the practical and emotional concerns women face — from sharing their diagnosis with family and friends to staying on track with treatments. Just a quick look at our discussion boards …

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