2015 October Breast Cancer Events

By Muriel the Editor
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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 […]

Smiling Equals Optimism

By Imani / Guest Blogger
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July 29, 2015

It’s funny how some moments in your life seem so critical and threatening at the time, only to become a mere thought after they’ve past. You stress yourself in the moment thinking you will never get past it, or you dread each day, for fear that even worse news will come. The days don’t seem […]

Breast Cancer’s Pink Slip

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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May 08, 2015

Dating as far back as 1910, the term “pink slip” has been synonymous with the termination of employment. Many business forms and applications are made in triplicate: white, yellow and pink. The unfortunate employee about to be fired or laid off would receive the third or “pink” copy, which would indicate the immediate severance of […]

Love

By Mary / Guest Blogger
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February 11, 2015

What better time than Valentine’s Day to reflect on love? I say, with no hint of exaggeration, that breast cancer changed everything about me. It changed the way I look, feel, act, think, pray and love. When I was newly diagnosed, I experienced fear as I’d never known it. There were so many layers to […]

Cancer Survivor’s Reality Check

By Muriel the Editor
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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. […]

Make Your 2015 Bucket List Instead of Resolutions

By Karen / Guest Blogger
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December 31, 2014

  We are in the midst of the holiday season, and it’s the perfect time to reflect, give thanks and understand the true blessings that we have every day. Two yeas ago, I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of breast cancer.  As I went through the holidays of 2012 post surgery and prepared […]

Healing, Support and Communication

By Yvonne Patten RN MSN
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December 29, 2014

Hearing the words “You have cancer” must be one of the worst experiences a person can face. Cancer  or any other  life-threatening illness,  can be emotionally and physically overwhelming not only for the individual, but for their  family and friends as well.  A consultation with a Palliative Care Team is beneficial to help alleviate some […]

B. R. E. A. T. H. E.

By Miriam | Guest Blogger
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December 19, 2014

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! The happiest and undeniably, most stressful time of the year.  For so many people, the holidays are naturally overwhelming. Compounded with illness, the usual holiday pressures are increased exponentially! Approach the holiday season remembering that all of the chapters in your book of […]

The Pink Sister Bond

By Muriel the Editor
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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 […]

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