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Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyBCTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with breast cancer isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Well-Meaning Advice and Breast Cancer

When friends and family hear we have breast cancer, their responses can be well-meaning but oblivious. There's so much more to experiencing breast cancer than meets the eye. We know that breast cancer means many possible combinations of...
Posted 11/16/2018
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Sleep Issues and Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer may experience sleepless nights during and after treatment. Lack of sleep can cause stress hormones to increase for some, which may trigger more anxiety. Starting a dialogue and striving towards better sleep is best done...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains -- from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new survey...
Posted 10/30/2018
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Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17.Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Feeling Isolated and Breast Cancer

Breast cancer often permanently changes our friendships. Feelings of isolation and loneliness can happen during diagnosis, treatment, and finding a new normal. Sometimes our friends and family aren't there for us the way we had hoped. On MyBCTeam,...
Posted 10/17/2018
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Jenny's Story

My mom survived breast cancer. I thought that was the end of the story. Little did I know it was just the beginning…When I moved to San Diego after college my new nurse practitioner asked me questions about my family health history. Between my...
Posted 10/12/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear. When it comes to living with a chronic condition like...
Posted 09/07/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyBCTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a way to...
Posted 08/29/2018
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