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Bald, Fat & Crazy: Wig Shopping

By on June 18th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

From the Publisher: When Stephanie, an occupational therapist, tri-athlete, and mother of one, was 37 years old, she was in the midst of adopting a daughter from China, had accepted she wouldn’t get pregnant again after four years of trying, and was deciding what to wear to her 20th high school reunion. But her focus quickly changed when she discovered a hard, chick-pea-sized lump …

Breast Reconstruction Q&A with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S.: Implant Reconstruction

By on June 11th, 2015 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Welcome to our breast reconstruction Q&A blog series with Scott Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans, LA. In this installment of our series, Dr. Sullivan answers your questions about reconstruction using implants. Stay tuned for future blogs in which Dr. Sullivan answers questions about flap reconstruction (using your own tissue to recreate the breast).

Update: Read the Q&A …

Hugs and Drugs

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

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in June 2012 at www.canceristhenewblack.com.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Amma is an Indian woman who travels around the world giving out hugs. She’s hugged millions and millions of people and in the process collected a large following who claim she’s a saint and has special healing powers. She’s on a U.S. tour now, …

We Hear Your Frustration With Low Libido and Vaginal Dryness!

By on June 3rd, 2015 Categories: Sex Matters

We know that reclaiming your sexual self after a breast cancer diagnosis can be incredibly challenging. It doesn’t help that there are no approved drugs for lowered libido (sexual desire) in women, and while there are many treatments approved for vaginal dryness, none have been approved specifically for women who’ve had breast cancer. And many vaginal dryness treatments carry warnings and precautions for women who’ve …

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:

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