Cancer language is problematic and much of it is in dire need of an overhaul, at least in my opinion. Of course, words are far from perfect, no matter what you’re talking about. I get that. We gravitate toward the familiar when searching for words in Cancer Land too. We grab words we hear most […]
July is a month with some unpleasant memories for me (I have many good ones as well), one of them being it was the month I began chemo. This is one reason why I revisit the topic this time of year. If you’re facing chemo soon, are dealing with it now, deal with it ongoing […]
Cancer is not a gift, nor is it an enlightenment program from which you emerge as a new and improved version of your former self. At least I do not view it as such and the latter did not happen for me.
Radiation therapy was not part of my breast cancer treatment plan, but I did witness it from a daughter’s perspective when my mother had it. I get emails asking me about radiation, so I wanted to address the topic here on the blog. When I haven’t experienced something breast cancer related myself, I often put […]
It’s a pleasure to share with you, my Dear Readers, the third #MetsMonday featured post. This one is from Dr. Kelly Shanahan. Kelly was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013. In her post, she shares about her recent advocacy work. She’s been very busy! Be sure to share a comment or ask Kelly a […]