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Robin Roberts’s Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome

By on June 15th, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Dear Members of the Breastcancer.org Community,

All of us feel shocked and upset by Robin Roberts’s new diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare complication of chemotherapy. This past Monday, she shared her situation with her Good Morning America family — and the sympathetic reaction in our Breastcancer.org community has been immediate and extremely touching. As co-survivors, we all feel an extra special connection to her. …

Chemotherapy and Exercise

By on February 1st, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

When you go through chemotherapy, in addition to the preoccupation of whether or not it will effectively destroy the cancer cells, you may be concerned about how to retain your physical fitness during treatment.

If you are an endorphin junkie like I am, you’ll find that keeping up with an exercise program during chemotherapy, if you are physically able to, is a good way to …

Acupuncture and Cancer Care

By on January 19th, 2012 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Acupuncture is an excellent healing modality for every aspect of cancer. Today, many people think of acupuncture for relieving back pain, quitting smoking, or easing nausea from chemotherapy. But there are many ways that acupuncture can play a key role in recovery from cancer, regardless of the course of medical treatment. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has offered acupuncture since 1999 and has documented the effectiveness …

Less Is More, or at Least Equal

By on September 2nd, 2011 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Diana’s personal blog on February 9, 2011. Breastcancer.org covered the study results she mentions here: Sentinel Node Dissection Poses No Breast Cancer Survival Hazard.]

In case you’re a day or two behind with ‘big news,’ yesterday really big news regarding standard breast cancer treatment was released indicating that there is no decrease in life expectancy in …

How to Counter the Side Effects of Chemo

By on July 29th, 2010 Categories: Treatment & Side Effects

Toward the end of my chemo treatment, my husband and I decided to celebrate my progress (any excuse for a celebration), so we went to eat at Red Lobster. Their cheese biscuits are one of my favorite parts of a meal there. This time, though, the biscuits tasted like lard. No cheese, no yummy bread taste. Just lard.

Such were the wonders of chemo that …

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