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Swimming After Breast Cancer Surgery

Swimming After Breast Cancer Surgery

Swimming can be great exercise following a mastectomy or lumpectomy, but returning to the pool after an appearance-altering surgery is hard for some women on MyBCTeam. Whether or not members have had breast reconstruction, putting on a swimsuit...
Posted 10/10/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have breast cancer, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain a lump in your breast, nipple discharge, or changes in skin texture. No...
Posted 10/02/2019
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Eyelashes, Eyebrows, and Breast Cancer

Eyelashes, Eyebrows, and Breast Cancer

Losing eyelashes and eyebrows to breast cancer treatment can be an emotional blow for women on MyBCTeam. For many, the loss of their eyelashes and eyebrows was a shock. “It's a strange feeling losing not just your hair on your head, but...
Posted 10/01/2019
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Lymphedema (Swelling) After Breast Cancer Treatment

Lymphedema (Swelling) After Breast Cancer Treatment

If your lymph nodes were removed during breast cancer surgery or damaged during radiation treatments, you may be at risk for lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when lymph fluid cannot circulate normally and builds up in the arm, breast, or hand,...
Posted 09/22/2019
How good boundaries make life with breast cancer easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Breast Cancer Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Breast Cancer Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like breast cancer. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with breast cancer can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you were diagnosed with breast cancer. Do you have a tough time being direct with others about...
Posted 08/15/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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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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