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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/25/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Why I Joined MyBCTeam

Why I Joined MyBCTeam

Do you remember the exact date and where you were when you first learned that you had breast cancer? I'll bet you do. Scary feeling, wasn't it? Within five minutes of my diagnosis, my mind was a whirlwind of thoughts and questions. Who do I tell...
Posted 05/10/2019
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Why I Keep Coming Back

Why I Keep Coming Back

Lately, I've found myself wondering exactly what it is that has kept pulling me back to MyBCTeam almost daily for the past six months. I know that when I was first diagnosed and found this site, I went there strictly to learn. Doctors don't have...
Posted 05/10/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

After winning her sixth Emmy for her role on “Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared her breast cancer diagnosis in this way: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one,” she said.A wave of empathy and validation swept over the breast...
Posted 04/19/2019
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High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

High Deductibles May Threaten Breast Cancer Patients' Survival

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even when women have health insurance, high deductibles may delay them from having breast cancer diagnosed and treated, researchers say.In a study of more than 3 million...
Posted 03/07/2019
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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new study...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tamoxifen is considered a vital weapon in the fight against breast cancer, but many women who have to take the drug struggle with its significant side effects.Now, new...
Posted 12/20/2018
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