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Focus on Breast Cancer


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Embracing Survivorship After Breast Cancer

by Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN

“Congratulations! We’ll see you in six months.” You’ve been eagerly anticipating this announcement since you first heard the words “You have breast cancer.” But after settling in to a routine of treatments, scans, and doctor’s appointments, the news that you’ve beaten breast cancer might provoke an unexpected response.

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Adopting Your New Normal after a Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer

by Neal Niznan, MSW, LCSW

"Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” Dorothy tells her little dog in the film The Wizard of Oz as she looks at the surreal landscape of Munchkin Land, realizing that the familiarity of her life has dramatically changed. Maybe you experienced a similar real­ization when you heard the words metastatic disease.

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Partners in Survival

by Marc Heyison

“Your mother has breast cancer.” These frightening words were spoken to me in 1992. Today my mom has been cancer-free for almost 22 years. Her courage inspired me to become an advocate in the fight against breast cancer, with a mission to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a loved one.

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