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The ACA and Breast Cancer: Some Good News for Diagnosed Women

By on December 2nd, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that just about everyone in the United States will have to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, or pay a penalty. Most types of health insurance will count towards this requirement including employer sponsored insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, and individually purchased plans.

To help us all understand what the ACA means for women diagnosed with breast cancer, …

MealLogger: Support to Get Your Recovery and Healthy Eating on Track

By on November 1st, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Even though many parts of cancer treatment were miserable, there was something oddly comforting in the predictable and stable routine. For nearly 6 months, my life revolved around this 3-week rotating schedule, in which all the details were pretty much mapped out for me by my medical care team. I knew the order of all the medical procedures, what drugs I needed to take and …

Telling Kids About Cancer

By on October 17th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Just a few months ago when I introduced myself to people, I usually started with either my name and job title or as mother of (fill in kid’s name). These days, I tend to lead with the diagnosis so we can start there. My name is Sara Masri and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in early June. I started my treatments in July — …

Insurance Marketplaces Offer Choices for Uninsured

By on September 30th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, it’s coming. For some it may already be here. Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014. If they don’t, they’ll have to pay a penalty.

A very visible part of the law becomes active on Oct. 1, 2013: Insurance marketplaces offering various plan options begin operating and will …

How to Transition Back to Work After Treatment

By on September 18th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

If you’re like some of my clients, you may view returning to your career as a welcome vacation from exhausting treatments and doctor’s appointments. However, as you prepare to go back to work, you may also be faced with a whole new set of challenges, including growing feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress. Here are a few ideas to help you through this process:

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