Living Young and Metastatic: How to Live Like You’re Dying (When You Are)
I’ve been living with metastatic breast cancer for two years, two months, and 15 days. For the longest time – close to a year – I felt like a cancer newbie. In groups, I was always the youngest one, the one with
What’s the Deal with Chemo (Brain) Drain?
What is Chemobrain? First, let’s clarify terminology: “Chemobrain” is often used in everyday language to describe cognitive changes (e.g., memory, thinking, or attention processing) due to cancer treatment that significantly interfere with an individual’s quality of life. This term is frequently used.
Open Wide: Let’s Talk Oral Health & Breast Cancer
Caring for your mouth is about far more than having a pretty smile. Poor oral health has proven to raise risks for a variety of medical conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes (1), respiratory infections (2), pregnancy complications (3), and even Alzheimer’s disease (4). After
New Research on Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
The issue of pregnancy after breast cancer is an important one for younger patients who are often diagnosed before they’ve had a chance to complete their families. A young survivor may wonder if they can still get pregnant after treatment. Will they