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Self-Care for Caregivers

By on November 21st, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We asked authors and experts in the field for their thoughts on ways people taking care of loved ones can also take care of themselves.

Here’s what they had to say:

Tamara Shulman, Ph.D., F.A.A.C.P., clinical psychologist

“When you are wrapped up in caregiving, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself. Even if you can only …

Responding to Questions and Comments About Breast Cancer

By on October 27th, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Your own head is spinning with a breast cancer diagnosis and you have doctors to see, procedures to endure, and decisions to make about your treatment. You may have worries about how you’ll manage your family, your career, and all the responsibilities of your life. You need to find ways to tell your family, your loved ones, possibly children, and close friends. The last thing …

Our Members Share Tips for Improving Sexuality

By on February 10th, 2016 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

When Valentine’s Day approaches with ads featuring romance, flowers, and lingerie, it can be a difficult reminder for some women who’ve been treated for breast cancer. Treatments can sometimes have a big impact on libido and your ability to enjoy sex.

Our Discussion Board community members exchange ideas about how to deal with these challenges in the I Want My Mojo Back! thread — one …

What My Patients Are Asking: Should People With Cancer Avoid Antioxidants?

By on October 22nd, 2015 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Two studies came out in the beginning of October 2015 suggesting that a certain antioxidant might cause skin cancer cells to metastasize faster than they normally would.

Many of you probably saw the absolutely terrifying headlines screaming that antioxidants made cancer cells spread faster. As usual, there is a grain of truth behind the headlines, but the real story isn’t quite as frightening and doesn’t …

Thriving Emotionally During the Holidays

By on December 23rd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

The holidays bring a mix of happiness and stress, hopefulness and memories, and mixed emotions for many. All of these feelings can combine in an especially bittersweet blend for women experiencing breast cancer. Coping with the real challenges as well as the joys of shopping, cooking, family gatherings, and other celebrations can be an emotional roller coaster when you are dealing with your own illness.…

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