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Recommended Resource: Cancer and Careers

By on August 29th, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I have been writing for Breastcancer.org for almost five years now, and while most of my work has focused on the medical aspects of breast cancer (tests, treatments, etc.), I’ve also written about some of the practical and emotional concerns women face — from sharing their diagnosis with family and friends to staying on track with treatments. Just a quick look at our discussion boards …

Ethereal Summer Salad

By on August 2nd, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

As a kid, I consumed more than my fair share of thick cucumber slices, either seasoned plainly with salt and pepper or dipped in clotted sour cream [I preferred the former]. What I enjoyed most about the humble cucumber was its dependable crunch and sturdiness: it never let me down. I also loved how cooling it felt to snack on cukes during the hot summer …

The Absent Editor

By on April 11th, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

There are times when we say things we wish we hadn’t. My patients have certainly talked about this experience, especially as they go through menopause. I’ve experienced it too, wishing intently that I had kept a thought to myself, or studiously ignoring my husband’s question whether I would like to open my mouth to change feet.

Different strategies work for each of us but these …

Who Exercises? Breastcancer.org Visitors Do!

By on January 5th, 2012 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Breastcancer.org is getting ready to launch a section on exercise, and we want to thank everyone who completed our survey on the topic for your help in making it happen.

The results were amazing — 70% of you exercise regularly and 23% exercise sometimes. So a whopping 93% of people who filled out the survey do exercise, which is tremendous! You’re reaping the benefits of …

Breastcancer.org’s Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

By on December 8th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Here we are, smack-dab in the middle of holiday season. While this time of year is generally a busy one for everyone, if you’re undergoing treatment or trying to reduce your risk of breast cancer or a recurrence, you might feel like you’re juggling more than those around you — including what you should or shouldn’t eat, how to schedule treatment around travel plans, tips …

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