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Cancer Is the New Black: Early Excerpts

By on May 27th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Editor’s note: We’re going back in time to bring you the very first excerpts from journalist Laurel May Bond, who writes the blog Cancer Is the New Black. The following is a personal account of her 2012 diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Stay tuned for another installment on June 8, 2015.

A note to those who have great difficulty managing the fear of recurrence:

Our Friends Answer: Mother-Daughter Relationships and Breast Cancer

By on May 8th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Mother’s Day is this weekend in the U.S. If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, you might be thinking about the role your mother or daughter played while you were going through diagnosis and treatment.

This week, we asked our Facebook friends, “Was there something your mother or daughter did or said that made a big impact during your experience?”

You answered:

“While breastfeeding my …

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s—…

By on April 29th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

This whole breast cancer “thing” is turning into the crazy detour I never meant to take. Like most unexpected veerings, it’s had its moments — and, if I’m honest — both good and bad.

I was diagnosed in 2010 with stage I, ER+ breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy and radiation and I thought that would be the end of it. In the Bay Area, …

An Interview With Poet and Breast Cancer Survivor Amy Small-McKinney

By on April 22nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re pleased to bring you an interview with poet Amy Small-McKinney. Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Amy will be reading at the KGB Bar in New York City at 7 p.m. on April 29.

At what point did you first know you wanted to write poetry?

Well, I started writing in …

Our Friends Answer: What Helped You Get Calm?

By on April 8th, 2015 Categories: Community Knowledge, The Breast Cancer Journey

Finding calm when waiting for diagnosis details and making treatment decisions can be a challenge – no surprise there. But even a few minutes of peace can help your well-being. We recently asked our Facebook friends:

When you were in the throes of diagnosis and figuring out your treatment plan, was there anything that helped you get calm, even for a few minutes?

Answers ranged …

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