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Living With Breast Cancer

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conversation

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

They deal with friends who don't quite know what to say, anxious family members and even with those who suggest that maybe these patients aren't "fighting hard enough" or didn't do something to prevent their disease.

The Family Secret My Cancer Diagnosis Resurfaced

Babette Hughes | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Denial was too late for me. Cancer doesn't lie. Cancer, unlike murder, doesn't kill in seconds. It's always there, on standby. And as I sat waiting for the doctor, my bare breasts covered in a paper jacket, I envied my mother's lifelong delusion.

When the Other Shoe Drops: Making Sense of Life When Cancer Returns

Amy Curran Baker | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Curran Baker

My medical oncologist asks me how I'm doing "psychologically." And the truth is that most days I'm fine. Although I wish -- of course -- that I didn't have cancer again. I am calm and methodical about my cancer and how I will go about treating it, because now it is just a part of my life.

Cancer Is Not a Gift

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

The Silver Linings that I have experienced (and continue to experience!) during my cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery help me get through each and every day. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the Silver Linings, but you'll never, ever, not in a million years hear me refer to cancer as a gift.

What Does It Mean To Be A Survivor?

Red Room | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

I still remember, like a too-vivid bad dream, exactly how I felt when I first heard the words breast cancer in relation to me and my breast.