#ThrowbackThursday First Person: Defending My (Life) Style

It’s the bogeyman under every woman’s bed. You know, the one that surfaces when it’s time for your mammogram or when your doctor calls with test results. A few years ago, my bogeyman turned into stark reality, as he crawled out through the dust bunnies, pushing aside my daughter’s missing slipper and we squared off,... Read More »

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... Read More »

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.... Read More »

The Diamond Declaration

Diamonds – I’ve always loved them. Don’t get me wrong, but I used to be a gold girl, too. When I was a young girl, I wore my “s” chains and gold studs, eventually graduating to tiny small gold hoops and then to gold dangly chain loops. I always thought that diamonds were for the... Read More »

Wrapped In Love

Wrapped in Love was inspired by my mom when she was in the hospital before she passed away.  It was Christmas Eve and she said she didn’t want to have any more visitors as she felt she looked too bad in her state of illness.  I felt helpless.  I decided to go home and make... Read More »

Fashionable Radiation

Maria Lucas Breast Cancer Survivor Radiant Wrap Founder   The idea behind Radiant Wrap was to offer women an alternative patient gown to wear during radiation treatments to empower them to feel dignified and secure but mostly to feel beautiful during treatment and maintain their sense of style. December 2014 marked my four-year survivorship! When... Read More »