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OMG! 2014 Cancer Summit for Young Adults April 24-27: See You in Vegas!

By on March 26th, 2014 Categories: Events, The Breast Cancer Journey

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40, then Stupid Cancer’s OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults might just change your life.

An oncology conference and social networking event like no other, the OMG! Cancer Summit draws hundreds of young adults diagnosed with all types of cancer for a multi-day experience. The Summit began in 2008 as a 1-day event in …

Living a Breast-Free Life

By on March 25th, 2014 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

When I first met my mother-in-law, in 1972, she had recently recovered from her second mastectomy. She was only 46 at the time. She’d had her prior mastectomy at age 31. Reconstruction wasn’t an option back then. I remember feeling sorry for her, but also marveling at her positive attitude. She looked great — she wore breast forms and, had I not known about her …

The Silver Lining: An Insightful Guide to the Realities of Breast Cancer

By on March 18th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

As a healthy, happy, thirty-nine year old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease in 2010 shattered my world.

As a nurse, social worker and child development specialist with experience in an intensive care unit and both adult and pediatric hospice, I found myself in the unique position of moving from the side of the bed as a healthcare …

Strive to Thrive: A New Year, a New Order of Well-Being: De-Cluttering

By on February 19th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

A new year brings new resolutions, ranging from losing weight to spending less money to reading War and Peace. Sticking to your resolutions takes energy and willpower. What if you made one resolution that in turn gave you the energy, focus, and willpower to stick to the other resolutions on your list? Would you give it a try?

One word: CLUTTER. Yep, clutter.

Studies …

Changing Paths

By on February 6th, 2014 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

[This was originally published on Positives About Negative on August 26, 2013.]

Old paths are such comforts. Losing them feels like losing the coziness of an old friendship.

Today we took a new path through the woods and got a bit lost. The familiar markers were gone and their comfort and clarity gone with them. That’s often the way with forging a trail — you …

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