Not the Same, But Stronger and Wiser.
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2w ago
By Dr. Antje Petershagen My name is Dr. Antje Petershagen. I am a doctor specializing in rehabilitative medicine, a psycho-oncologist, and a breast cancer survivor. SBC note: According to the ,American Psychosocial Oncology Society, psycho-oncology is “a cancer specialty that addresses the variety of psychological, behavioral, emotional and social issues that arise for cancer patients and their loved ones.” Art by Dr. Antje Petershagen Illness has accompanied me since early childhood. I cannot remember my body without scars. I have three abdominal scars. The first two I got in 1965, when I wa ..read more
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Breast Cancer at 33: A Young Mom’s Story of Self-Advocacy
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
3w ago
By Mandy Richardson You’re too young. You don’t have a family history of cancer in women under 50—only postmenopausal. Cancer isn’t usually painful. You’re ,breastfeeding; you’re healthy. All of these thoughts and more are so reassuring as a 33-year-old mom with a 6 year old and a 7 month old who had been dealing with a “stubborn clogged milk duct.” So much so, in fact, that I leaned into these reassurances despite the lump getting bigger and more painful. I saw my OBGYN in late June 2021 for what we determined to be a tricky little clogged duct. I’d noticed it about three weeks prior. I’d ha ..read more
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Sometimes, Hope Is All We Have To Get Us Through
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
1M ago
By Michele Schwartz Hope seems like something everyone tries to hold onto. A feeling of wanting something to work out for the better so badly, but a feeling that is sometimes so undeniably hard to fathom having when you are faced with some of the most unthinkable tragedies that this world has to offer. But sometimes, hope is all we have to get us through. I was 37 years old when my world was flipped upside down. It was almost the end of 2018. At this point, my husband and I had been married for 9 years and I’m a mother of two young children—our two precious boys were 4 years old and just 7 mo ..read more
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Different Types of Breast Cancer
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
1M ago
Different Types of Breast Cancer Breast cancer is not just one disease — it can be classified into different types of breast cancer depending on how the cells in the breast look under a microscope. Different types of breast cancer include: 1. Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): DCIS is considered a non-invasive form of breast cancer, meaning it has not spread beyond the milk ducts into any surrounding normal tissue. 2. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC): This is the most common type of breast cancer, accounting for 70% to 80% of all breast cancers where cancer cells have invaded the surrounding tis ..read more
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Cancer, You Cannot...
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
1M ago
By Jill Rackham Cancer you have changed my life so much, But there are many parts of it you definitely cannot touch... You cannot take away my desire for the future in remaining Cancer free. My hospital appointments and ongoing treatment give me hope that this is what will be. You cannot take away the love I have for my family and their support throughout. They have each helped me so much - this I'd have been lost without. You cannot take away my friends whose companionship I feel privileged to have had. They have helped me through the darkest times, made me laugh and so feel less sad. You ca ..read more
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I Bloom With Grace
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2M ago
By Shelley Caruso ,Original artwork by Shelley entitled, 'Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace' I tell myself everyday I’m not a victim, but a victor. I tell myself I was not robbed from something, but saved from something. I tell myself this too shall pass, but have a fear of what will not pass by me again. I tell myself these tears are only for a time, but sometimes time is timeless… I always pull myself up, but I seem too leave a little piece of me behind. My journey has not been easy, but it has made my choice easier too just be happy… Living one day at a time, making me happy ..read more
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A Coffee Haiku
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2M ago
By Heather Lockerman lattes all around half cafe, non-fat, two shots, black cold brew, mocha, yum ..read more
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Pain
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2M ago
By Heather Nichols Impatient is my mind as I look toward the cloud swept sky I want to dance and play but it pins me down, forcing me to stay Trying to move is slow how many more days of this follow? The lesson is surrender but not sure how long I can endure Too heavy my limbs to lift so quickly my mind it drifts For rest now my healing knowing someday I will be feeling Stronger ..read more
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Breast Cancer
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2M ago
By Heather Nichols This unwelcome guest A karmic visitor Messenger She makes her home Within my bosom Determined She dances there Makes herself known Brazen Whispers her fear Worry a companion Rumination Ushers in overwhelm Flooded by love Resilience She accepts pain Bone and body Endurance She wilts away Her message received Acceptance ..read more
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Can Expressive Writing and Poetry Provide Emotional Healing?
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by Surviving Breast Cancer
2M ago
I know breast cancer can be an incredibly overwhelming and emotional experience. I'm preaching to the choir. It is common to feel scared, angry, sad, isolated, and uncertain about the future. Your scans and oncology visits are nothing if not stressful events. However, there are tools available for managing the flood of emotions that come with a breast cancer diagnosis, recurrence, and/or progression. One way we've found to be incredibly helpful at SBC is to begin working through your emotions through expressive writing and poetry. Expressive writing is any form of writing that allows you to e ..read more
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