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Katie is a one year breast cancer survivor, a Fight Like A Girl Club Power Team writer for Breast Cancer and a volunteer speaker for the American Cancer Society on the topic of breast cancer. Visit Katie at these places: Twitter: @Katie5280 Blog: Breast Cancer 101 at Pink Lotus Breast Cancer Center

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

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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It’s Okay To Not Know What To Say…

Priding myself on finding the right thing to say, I would spend hours composing what I thought would be the most comforting notes/emails/letters to those I needed to send condolences to for whatever the reason may be. I am also the type of person who spends a lot of time …

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Dealing with the Holiday Season

Feeling a little bah humbug about the holidays this year? The expectation to deck the halls and be jolly is overwhelming, especially when you’re going through breast cancer treatment or have just finished treatment.  The last thing you feel like doing is being jolly, and it may seem like others …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Breast cancer knows no season or month for that matter, but it’s that time of year when breast cancer awareness programs get full attention. The color pink is everywhere you turn. From pink yogurt lids to pink soup cans to pink potato chip bags on …

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The Different Types of Breast Cancer

Cancer isn’t black and white, especially when it comes to breast cancer. There are several different types that have different categories and it can be confusing. The following is a general guideline to help you sort through it all. Non Invasive Carcinoma Category: Non invasive carcinoma means that the cancer …

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