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Breast Cancer takes a significant physical and emotional toll on patients.  The physical impact is farily obvious, but many women will experience severe anxiety, distress and even depression during their treatment process.  This is normal and expected. Patients should always ask for emotional support, including therapy, if needed.

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A friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer apologized to me the other night, “I’m sorry I’m not being a good friend. I guess I’m just having a bad day.”I wanted to grab her and give her a shake, like a dog with a favorite toy. HELLO: Don’t apologize. Of COURSE you’re having a bad day. You were…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Banishing the Stigma of Cancer There are too many children with mommies in heaven.  We each need to be doing all we…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on The Stigma of Cancer So true, Phyllis - much as we'd like to "get on" with our lives, our bodies don't let us forget;…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Healing Ceilings: Using Art to Help… What a great, simple idea. I recall the surprise and delight the first time…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Blogging About Breast Cancer: TMI, or… For the last 15 years I have watched people write about their impending…

01/14/14

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