2015 October Breast Cancer Events

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October 01, 2015

  ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPY: TREATMENT AND BENEFITS Tuesday, October 6, 7-8 p.m. Baptist Health Resource Center 8950 North Kendall Dr., Medical Arts Building, Suite 105 Speaker: Josephine (Josie) Galasso, LMT # MA29759 massage therapy coordinator Oncology massage helps improve quality of life. Benefits include improved relaxation, sleep and immune function, as well as relief from […]

Summer, Pink and Chemo

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June 23, 2015

There’s a lot happening today.  Summer has officially begun — it’s National Pink Day and, if I look back, today was my last day of chemo.  With all that said, especially the last part, today is a very monumental day for sure. Does summer and pink have anything in common? Of course they do – […]

Become Wrapped Up in Something; Forget to be Afraid

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January 23, 2015

While thinking about what to write, I decided I needed a new angle – so I thought about  inspirational messages. All of us who are breast cancer survivors (and even those of you who are not) could always use some inspiration. Right? I receive inspirational quotes and messages every day from various sources. Some of these […]

Cancer Survivor’s Reality Check

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January 16, 2015

This month marks my seventh anniversary as a cancer survivor and as the time goes by, I begin to forget that I’m actually a cancer survivor. I have a few reminders: I wear a lymphedema sleeve; I take Femara, (an aromatase inhibitor), and I probably will take that medication for the rest of my life. […]

Get the Facts on Breast Cancer

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January 05, 2015

The Pink Sister Bond

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December 12, 2014

If there is anything good about breast cancer, it is the instant bond between you and your sister survivors merely for experiencing “the pink.” Meeting other sister survivors, or joining a support group such as Your Bosom Buddies or Save Our Sisters, is a key to survival.  Who knows how you feel more than someone […]

Did You Send Your Wish List to Santa?

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December 05, 2014

December 4 was Santa’s Wish Day, but it’s still not too late to get your letter in the mail. You could also send it via email, post it on Facebook, or tweet on Twitter.  If you are really creative, you might want to post your favorite photos on Pinterest.  Whichever vehicle you choose, be assured […]

Seven Thanksgivings Ago

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November 21, 2014

My cancer journey began in November of 2007, right before Thanksgiving.  I went to have my annual mammogram before the holiday, which I have done for almost 20 years, and planned to walk out the door as usual, and be on my merry way to visit my family in Michigan.  Wrong! Barely outside the door, […]

‘Cool’ Therapy Helps Prevent Hair Loss

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November 14, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ended and  I wanted to give you an update about something I shared last year in this blog.  It’s about a “new” treatment that allowed a four-time cancer survivor and a friend of mine to keep a full head of hair, despite undergoing many rounds of chemotherapy. How Cool is […]

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