Practicing Radical Self Care

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For some who receive a cancer diagnosis, it can feel like the beginning of a lonely, uphill battle. Not only are cancer patients fighting for their lives, but also their autonomy, authenticity and dignity as they choose how to proceed with treatment. Choosing can look like sticking with the “norms” of conventional medicine, or it […]

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Three Reasons to Try Mistletoe Therapy

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If at this holiday season you find yourself standing under the mistletoe let it be a reminder not to search for love outside yourself, but instead to find it from within. Commonly, mistletoe is known for encouraging a kiss or two at gatherings during the holiday season. But few people know that mistletoe is an […]

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Food Is Medicine

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You may have heard the phrase “Food is Medicine”. If you are someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and you are in treatment or beyond, this adage can be especially true. What you put in your body can make a difference in your health and longevity. Because Thanksgiving is typically centered around eating, […]

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Taking Charge: Breast Cancer Treatment and Beyond

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I come from an incredibly supportive and tight knit community of individuals. We lost two friends this calendar year. One was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at 50 – her first colonoscopy. Extremely beloved, she could not bring herself to tell her family about her diagnosis for some time. We, her larger circle of friends, […]

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Encouragement for Challenging Beliefs

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Regardless of how your beliefs are rooted, they will be challenged after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Being able to embrace the diagnosis itself, and what it means, might cause a massive upheaval in your life and shake your values to the core. Change is inevitable, but it’s not a negative factor in terms of […]

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Permission to Be Human During Treatment

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After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis there is so much going on in your mind. The first thing is accepting the reality of the situation. Then your focus shifts to treatment and how best to manage the difficult road ahead. Oftentimes women bear the weight of responsibility. And after a cancer diagnosis, the responsibility of […]

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What to Do When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

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What happens when life takes an unexpected turn? Please read on to learn how one patient grappled with the news of her breast cancer diagnosis. Melissa’s note: “We were sitting around the fire at our family cabin reminiscing about the days when the kids were little and how they would toddle around too close to […]

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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer: Creating the Big Picture

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What you know about life with breast cancer is often just a snapshot. Do you have the full picture? Walking into your childhood home, you glance over and see your mother asleep in her easy chair. She doesn’t get up as much as you would like, but after her breast cancer diagnosis she doesn’t have […]

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