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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.

Navigating Breast Cancer: Employee Rights & Workplace Protections Explained

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a life-altering event, not only for your health but also for your career. Understanding your legal rights and protections in the workplace is crucial to ensure a smooth return to work after cancer treatment. Earlier this month, I turned in my FMLA paperwork to HR and began a […]