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If I had known: Share your stuff

When you arrive in “the land of cancer”, a wealth of information is transmitted to you from everywhere. Doctors explain the details of your diagnosis and treatment options to you, receptionists tell you where to go for your next test, nurses give you directions, the pharmacist tells you about possible side effects of treatments, and you …

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Brain fog: it’s not your imagination

Are you forgetting simple things like a word or what you’re looking for? Do you have difficulty concentrating and multitasking? You may have brain fog (sometimes called “brain chemo”). Studies show that up to 75% of cancer survivors experience changes that disrupt thinking and memory as a result of diagnosis or treatment. Yes, brain fog really does exist, …

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Do you pay attention to news stories about cancer?

We’ve all heard the claims about new treatments, uncontrolled carcinogens, diets that fight cancer and so on. It’s hard to decide if the stories in the media are accurate. It is important to analyze what you read in the paper, see on television, hear on the radio or find on the Internet. This link from …

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Life as a couple after breast cancer

Ok, the cancer is gone, but so is your breast. You’ve had to say hello to a road map of scars and the new nude you. But there’s more than just the physical changes. What about how you feel about yourself? What about your relationship? What about sex? Your self image, emotional chaos and perhaps …