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Silli-Shields

It actually all started with wanting to have a baby, and since the normal way is not an option for me, I had to take fertility drugs, which led to irregular menstruation, which led to being prescribed hormone replacement drugs for three months in order to correct the problem. One …

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Strength

Strength is a powerful word. Physical strength is very obvious to the human eye. Internal strength is something different and more difficult to define. Not only is it difficult to define it is hard to determine where one finds their internal strength. It varies from person to person. When I …

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Bone Health and Breast Cancer

One of the last things you may think about when diagnosed with breast cancer is the health of your bones.  You probably already know the importance of keeping your bones healthy throughout your life, but it becomes especially important after a breast cancer diagnosis. Why?  Certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, can …

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The Breast Cancer Diet

Has it ever occurred to you that there could be a connection between breast cancer and your diet?  Some researchers say that there are two key things in preventing cancer- estrogen regulation and immunity boosting.  Dr. Kristi Funk, MD, founder of The Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, CA says …

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Are you a Previvor?

A previvor by definition is a word used describe those who have a higher risk for cancer due to close family history or due to certain genetic mutations (like the BRCA1 or BRCA2), but do not have a cancer diagnosis. According the non-profit organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer) …

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Support Groups

Support is important in all aspects of life, especially after one receives a cancer diagnosis. A study was recently published in Journal of Clinical Oncology that notes the social well being benefits during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis. The study details that: Social well-being at six months after …

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What Cancer Cannot Do

Several months ago, shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I received an e-hug via facebook from a complete and total stranger, in a response to a post I put on a facebook page regarding my cancer.  The e-hug I received contained a poem titled What Cancer Cannot Do. …

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