Posts Tagged ‘side effects’

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 Talk to Your Doctor About Sexuality Issues

By on June 15th, 2011 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

Most of my clients who have had cancer treatments complain about sexual difficulties. While there are some healthcare providers who are interested in hearing/talking about sexual side effects that you might be experiencing, you may encounter those who don’t seem open to this kind of conversation. Breast cancer survivors deal with sexual side effects such as low desire, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse due to …

I Hate Bras

By on August 18th, 2010 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

I have never been a big fan of bras. Having pigeon breasts, that usually has been not a huge problem. After my lumpectomy for breast cancer, though, I am even less happy being confined by Lycra and spandex. Or, even cotton, which can squoosh just as well as its synthetic cousins. Breathable, my Aunt Fanny.

My lumpectomy left me with a few lingering after-effects, which …

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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