Focus on Breast Cancer

 

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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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What Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Know about Osteoporosis & Vitamin D Deficiency

by Nancy Waltman, PhD, APRN-NP

As a breast cancer survivor, you will face ongoing health challenges even after you’ve won your battle against cancer. One such challenge will be to keep your bones healthy and strong to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis, a condition that causes bone loss and fractures. Osteoporosis is a major health concern for postmenopausal women, and breast cancer survivors are at even greater risk for developing the condition.

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