Cancer

10 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then.

I needed to know so much more about how breast cancer would affect me. Here are ten things I wish I’d known then. My life didn’t end.

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Healing The Heart Through Radiotherapy For Breast Cancer 

My skin is healing. My breast is healing. My heart is healing.

I was calm when the doctor told me I had breast cancer. I remember thinking that I could cope with anything — strength was in me, somehow.

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Joe Biden Brings A Tear To My Critical Eye

Joe Biden and Meghan McCain on The View

Today I saw this video of Joe and Meghan, and for a just a minute I remembered that life is shockingly fragile and people are better than we think.

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How My Father's Cancer Made My Life Better

No one should ever be thankful for cancer, but I can say that I’m thankful for what it showed us.

Cancer isn't fun or fair, but at the end of the day, life — even a cancer-stricken one — was better because we were in it together.

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That Time I Found A Tumor On My Baby

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The night I discovered that tumor on her back was essentially just like any other.

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Skincare Is Self-Care! Protect Yourself From The Summer Sun With These Tips

What can we do to care for our skin of all colors?

When you are dealing with soaring temperatures and direct sunlight, your direct needs become very obvious and immediate: stay hydrated, protect your skin, and keep your internal temperature under control.

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The Death Of My Father Is Helping Me Live A Better Life 

In his death came the “this is no joke” realization that — cliché as it is — life is short.

I’m not sure I would have persisted with such ambition prior to my father’s death. I’ve found that a loved one’s passing does more than nudge you forward; it can catapult you towards exciting opportunities.

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The Story Of Why My Belly Is On My Hand 

Belly, meet hand. Hand, meet belly.

Towards the end of last year, I sat in a plastic surgeon’s office discussing the excess skin that falls at my lower belly.

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Compassion Is Complicated After Cancer

Since my battle with breast cancer in the spring of 2013, my life changed forever.

Upset you lost your keys? Try losing your breast. Pissed off about missing that train? Try missing your son’s 8th grade graduation because of a horrific infection from fluid buildup in the previously-mentioned missing breast. See what I mean? It kind of puts life into perspective.

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Everything You Need To Know About Male Breast Cancer (And Probably Didn’t Know to Ask)

If something seems “off” about your breast, talk to your doctor. Don’t let fear keep you from treatment.

It’s estimated that 2600 new male breast cancer diagnoses will occur in 2016. Yes, you read that right. Male breast cancer. Here's what you need to know. Pass this along to the men in your life.

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