CBG Blog

Body Rolls and Muffin Tops: Cancer Weight Gain

For some types of cancer, surgery and treatment can cause weight gain. Certain chemotherapy drugs, surgically-induced menopause, and hormone therapy are a few of the reasons that scale needle starts trending upward. During my treatment for breast cancer, I gained fifteen pounds from chemotherapy. A few more, after I had my ovaries removed and I […]

Cancer Be Glammed Holiday: Survivor Inspired Gifts

Holiday gift giving is challenging at the best of times. Finding a gift for that special someone who is undergoing cancer treatment can be even harder. Yes, there are the usual beloved-yet-obvious choices: a great scarf, eye-catching jewelry, or an e-companion. This year though, let Cancer Be Glammed help you think outside of the box. […]

Breaking Bald: Caring For Chemo Hair Loss

Chemotherapy related hair loss is shocking. While some women feel better taking control and shave hair off pre-treatment, others prefer to let it fall out naturally. Either way for most women, being bald is a new experience. When my hair fell-out, I took my despair and frustration out on my cluttered shower. Into the trash […]
Lisa & Ellen

Cancer’s Collateral Kindness

The military refers to collateral damage as the impact that occurs to more than just the initial target. Very often we hear about collateral damage resulting from the after effects of acts of nature like Hurricane Katrina. Four years ago I experienced my own personal tsunami with the passing of my dear friend and Co-founder […]
Winter Outerwear

Winter Warmth During Cancer Recovery

Winter has blown in and the thought of going outside sends chills down my spine! If I could, I would hibernate like a bear and wake up with the first warm breeze of spring! Unfortunately, the rigid schedule of the cancer world; radiation, chemotherapy,  and doctors’ appointments, doesn’t allow for such luxury. Dressing to stay warm, […]

Fall Trends For Recovering Fashionistas

Fall is here. Even as I admire the beautiful leaves, inhale the crisp delicious air, and enjoy a walk with my dog Sam—I am cold! The kind of any minute my nose might start to run-type of cold. I am not ready to breakdown and breakout my winter clothes yet, but I have to concede […]