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Why Is Talking About Metastatic Breast Cancer on Social Media So Outrageous?

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: News, The Breast Cancer Journey

Many visitors to Breastcancer.org know the writing of Lisa Bonchek Adams. She’s a woman in her 40s who was diagnosed with DCIS in 2006. After a bilateral mastectomy, pathologists found two small invasive breast cancer tumors in the removed tissue, so instead of DCIS, she actually had stage II invasive breast cancer. In December 2008, she had her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed. In October …

Recommended Resource: Sharsheret

By on January 22nd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Breastcancer.org strives to be a place where anyone concerned about or diagnosed with breast cancer can come to find the information and support they need, when they need it the most. But because breast cancer can affect anyone regardless of age, cultural experience, and access to care, being an “all things to all people” resource can be a challenge. That’s why we’re happy to recommend …

Breast Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits

By on January 10th, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

For some women diagnosed with serious cases of breast cancer, working is no longer possible. The subsequent loss of income and medical insurance can wreak havoc on your finances. If you’re facing circumstances such as these, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits can offset the cost of medical care and basic living needs.

This blog will explain the options …

Strive to Thrive: Do Good, Feel Good – How Volunteering Can Give You the Gift of Well-Being

By on December 23rd, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Scrooge. Just uttering the name conjures up images of a callous, bitter, and miserly “bah-humbug” of a man. Scrooge’s story is inextricably linked to the holiday season and can be seen on TV, stage, and in store windows every December.

The story of Scrooge’s transformation in Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” from a nasty curmudgeon to a smiling and generous gentleman remains compelling to readers over …

The Family and Medical Leave Act and Cancer

By on December 11th, 2013 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Many cancer patients are holding down full-time or part-time jobs and do not have the financial luxury of leaving those positions in order to attend to multiple medical appointments, lengthy chemotherapy sessions, and recovery from surgical procedures. You may be one of these people. So what do you do if you face a serious diagnosis and are trying to figure out how to balance work …

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