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Cancer, Baby: Children and the Body After Cancer

By on October 27th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

From the time I was a teenager, I had always been rather proud of my breasts, fairly perky 36Cs. I wasn’t a fan of the rest of my body, wishing endlessly that I were taller, willowier, and had a less poochy tummy. But the boobs, I liked.

I still remember a time in college when I was hanging out with some housemates in my bathrobe, …

Pink Ribbon Risotto

By on October 14th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Besides being Vegan Mofo, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve never been a “rah-rah” joiner of causes. But since my oldest sister, Babs, and several of my good friends are breast cancer survivors, I’m sucking it up in their honor and am hopping on the “think pink” bandwagon, for at least a day.

Although I’m smitten with the earthy-sweet flavor of beets, …

You CAN Survive Triple-Negative

By on September 28th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Triple-negative breast cancer has caught the attention of major researchers throughout the world, which is a great thing—it means that we are learning more and more about how to prevent and treat this illness. The downside of the research popularity is that the media and medical journals have developed depressing and frightening catch phrases for it, such as deadly, particularly aggressive or, my favorite, a

Exercising Safely: How to Find a Qualified Personal Trainer

By on September 14th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Welcome to blog #2 on exercising safely after breast cancer treatment. In this blog I will talk about what makes a qualified personal trainer and how to find one in your area.

We all know that the topic of exercise for breast cancer survivors is a hot, hot topic. And I first want to thank all of you who chimed in on my first blog …

Less Is More, or at Least Equal

By on September 2nd, 2011 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on Diana's personal blog on February 9, 2011. Breastcancer.org covered the study results she mentions here: Sentinel Node Dissection Poses No Breast Cancer Survival Hazard.]

In case you’re a day or two behind with ‘big news,’ yesterday really big news regarding standard breast cancer treatment was released indicating that there is no decrease in life expectancy in …

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