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After Active Treatment Ends: When People Stop Asking

By on February 12th, 2015 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my family and friends rallied to support me. They expressed love and concern, and offered their help. I was grateful for the many ways they showed they cared: they cooked meals, drove me to appointments, and even introduced me to other breast cancer survivors. But soon after my active treatment ended, those same friends and relatives seemed curiously …

Sex Matters: Managing Your Mojo, Part 2

By on February 4th, 2015 Categories: Sex Matters

In Part 1 of this column, we talked about some of the factors healthcare providers look for to determine a diagnosis of Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder.

If you’re struggling with symptoms that suggest this diagnosis, it’s important to see a specialist to find out for sure and learn about treatments that may help. Your specialist will take detailed cancer and medical history to look at …

Breastcancer.org Covers the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

By on January 22nd, 2015 Categories: News

We’re proud to bring you our coverage of the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium! Below, please find our audio and video interviews as well as written summaries of research presented December 9-13, 2014 in San Antonio, TX.

Podcast coverage:

2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Research Highlights

Running time: 16:01

Listen to Senior Editor Jamie DePolo talk with Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., Breastcancer.org medical adviser, …

Sex Matters: Managing Your Mojo, Part 1

By on January 7th, 2015 Categories: Sex Matters

In last month’s blog posting, we saw that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has considered lowered sexual interest or lowered libido an unmet medical need. Many women who have breast cancer feel like their libido has vanished — gone and doomed never to return.

With the recent newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V (DSMV), Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Sexual Arousal Disorder …

Thriving Emotionally During the Holidays

By on December 23rd, 2014 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters, The Breast Cancer Journey

The holidays bring a mix of happiness and stress, hopefulness and memories, and mixed emotions for many. All of these feelings can combine in an especially bittersweet blend for women experiencing breast cancer. Coping with the real challenges as well as the joys of shopping, cooking, family gatherings, and other celebrations can be an emotional roller coaster when you are dealing with your own illness.…

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