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5 Great Breast Cancer Blogs

Breast Cancer Blogs are a great source of information, support, and shared cancer experiences. Here are 5 of our favorite cancer recovery blogs and resources. What blogs do find helpful? Comment below!  Living Beyond Breast Cancer: LBBC aims to help people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer by providing programs, services, and resources […]

Ugly, Old Mastectomy Bras: Burn-Baby-Burn!

The bra burnings of the 1960’s were an act of rebellion by women to bring about cultural change. When I unceremoniously roasted my own mastectomy bras years ago, this was my purpose as well. While on a much smaller scale and through humor, I wanted to spark change in the cancer recovery world. Breast cancer […]

Dressed To Thrill! Survivor-Entrepreneurs Refashion Cancer Recovery

Fall 2007 Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer. As I stood in front of the mirror following my double mastectomy (minus reconstruction), the despair I felt threatened to swallow me whole. Like a female humpty dumpty—I didn’t know how to put myself back together again. Drains, scars, body-altering lumpectomies, mastectomies, […]

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 […]