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Embracing My New Self After Breast Cancer: Celebrating International Flat Day 

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Join breast cancer survivor Amy in her 2023 journey of embracing her new body after a double mastectomy. Discover the power of breast cancer survivors showing the world their resilience and the beauty of breast reconstruction. Follow her story of triumph over cancer treatment and find inspiration in her celebration of life beyond mastectomy.

Exceptional Care in Uncertain Times: Lessons Caregivers Can Learn from My Cancer Care Team

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Journey through a breast cancer survivor’s experience with the unparalleled oncology team at Bronson Hospital. Discover key lessons in empathy, communication, and holistic care that every caregiver can learn to improve patient outcomes. From treatment options to navigating recurrence risks, this blog offers a comprehensive guide to compassionate caregiving.

Breast Cancer and Mastectomy – Women Embracing the Flat Life

In this honest and empowering account, a journey is shared of resilience and self-discovery following a breast cancer diagnosis and a double mastectomy. Choosing the path of aesthetic flat closure (AFC), or ‘going flat,’ this post reveals the emotional ups and downs, the struggles with body image, and the gradual acceptance of a new body image. The intent is to offer comfort, understanding, and hope to others on a similar path, reminding us all that we’re stronger than we think, and never alone.

Breast Cancer Spread to Lymph Nodes: Coping Emotionally and Practically

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Dealing with breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Learn how to manage the emotional toll of this diagnosis, communicate with your employer, and access benefits that can help manage medical expenses and ongoing bills. Find out how to prepare for chemotherapy and radiation therapy by asking your healthcare team about potential side effects and lifestyle changes. Establish a support network of family and friends and connect with others who have gone through similar experiences. With the right mindset, support, and preparation, you can work towards a successful outcome and recovery.

Healing Inside and Out: A Guide to Mastectomy Recovery and Emotional Support

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Recovering from a double mastectomy can be challenging both physically and emotionally. In this blog, we offer tips to navigate recovery after a mastectomy, including self-care, seeking support, and embracing your scars. We discuss the importance of taking time to adjust to your new normal, be kind to yourself, and focus on what your body can do. We also emphasize the need for support from loved ones, cancer care teams, and mental health professionals. Learn how to take care of your physical and mental health, manage emotions and physical discomforts, and embrace your journey as a survivor.

7 things to know once your breast cancer treatment is scheduled

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Introduction If you were like me, your cancer diagnosis was the scariest moment of your life. The thought of treatment is equally scary. I’ve felt a little lost the past few weeks, thinking (and being asked this frequently by my loved ones), “what’s next”? I finally made a decision to opt for lumpectomy with breast […]