Finding My Balance

By Marlene Stager, MS Support Connection Peer Counselor I know who I was before I was diagnosed. I was a wife, mother of three, athlete, counselor and volunteer… each role came with an easy definition. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Striving to be the most successful cancer patient on the planet while keeping […]

Managing Cancer’s Impact on Your Relationships

By Ruth Oratz, MD, FACP Reprinted by permission of Coping® magazine, Amid the initial shock of hearing the words “You have cancer,” in­numerable questions enter your mind:What does this mean for me? How will this affect my partner, my children, my parents, my friends? What about my job? You begin to realize that cancer will have […]

44 Ways to Make the Day of Someone With Cancer

By Elana Miller, MD Reprinted from: Huffington Post On December 17, 2013 I went to the ER for what I presumed was walking pneumonia (as a physician, I’m good at misdiagnosing myself) only to find out I had a giant tumor in my chest that could have killed me within weeks. Immediately I was admitted […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer: What Now?

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and Living Beyond Breast Cancer have collaborated to create a free educational publication titled “Guide for the Newly Diagnosed: Empowering you to make informed decisions and to cope with your emotions after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer.” The following are some excerpts from the Guide: Metastatic breast cancer, classified as stage […]