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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.…

Managing the Emotions Around Metastatic Breast Cancer

By on October 29th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Shock, anger, terror, loss of control — these are just some of the feelings that can hit when a person is diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. And most people living with metastasis would agree that there are very few individuals who truly understand the depth of those emotions.

To find out more about ways to navigate the sometimes overwhelming feelings that can come up, I …

The Healing Breath

By on September 10th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Spend a minute or so becoming aware of your breath coming into your body and going back out.

Is it slow and calm? Or is it fast and frantic? Is it in-between? The breath is with you all of the time; it’s easy to take it for granted. Maybe you only notice it when you are out of breath, when it is hard to catch …

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