Posts Tagged ‘emotions’

Genetic Testing and Your Family Relationships

By on May 4th, 2016 Categories: Symptoms & Diagnosis

With the approach of Mother’s Day in the United States in May, followed soon after by Father’s Day, our thoughts often turn to our grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles. If your family has experienced multiple cases of breast cancer and possibly other types of cancer, you also may be thinking about your health history — and whether or not your family members might be …

Our Friends Respond: About 80% Have PTSD Symptoms After Diagnosis

By on April 13th, 2016 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

A study published in March validated what many people diagnosed with breast cancer have felt: Over 80% of women experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after an early-stage breast cancer diagnosis. One year after diagnosis, almost 60% of those women still experience symptoms.

If you’ve been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, you may feel like your emotions are on a rollercoaster, swooping from scared to …

Mixed Feelings During the Holidays?

By on December 2nd, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Most families are more of a mixed bunch of emotions than we see in the photo of matching outfits and happy smiles on holiday cards. Life cannot be photo-shopped, so in our own lives we see what really happens when the camera is off.

The holidays bring a mix of happiness and stress, hopefulness and memories, and mixed emotions for many of us. All of …

Goal!! Telling My 10-Year-Old About My Diagnosis

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

The stunning victory by the US Women’s Soccer team reminded me of my 11-year-old daughter’s last game of the 2015 spring season. Julie had two assists, contributing to her team’s 6-1 win and ending an otherwise abysmal season (2-5-1) on a high note. The Leprechauns (so named for their bright green jerseys) finally gelled, celebrating their triumph with a Carli Lloyd-inspired group hug.

Julie played …

An Interview With Poet and 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 …

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