Informative posts about breast surgery, breast cancer, treatment, recovery, research and self-care

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How long does it take a mastectomy incision to heal?

Bearing in mind that people heal at different rates, and overall states of health (aside from the cancer part, of course!) prior to your cancer diagnosis can influence how fast your body heals.

Of course, there are some general guidelines that are quite consistent, and that is what we will focus...

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What is the fastest way to heal from a mastectomy? 8 ways to speed your healing recovery

You may be wondering just how and what you can do to heal from a mastectomy, in the fastest, safest way.

There are two methods that make the greatest difference:

1. Self-care after a mastectomy

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to participate in your own healing.  You do this...

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How soon can you exercise after a mastectomy?

Healing after a mastectomy is an individual process, how long will you take?

This answer is of course, "it depends".  There are many varieties of breast surgery due to breast cancer (including prophylactic mastectomies for people who've tested positive for the breast cancer gene and want to...

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Talking to your kids about your mastectomy - how much is enough?

It can be really challenging knowing how to broach the subject of talking to your kids about your breast surgery.  How do you know what's too much, and what's not enough?

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If you could wipe out 33% of cancer risk factors in your life, would you do it?
According a recent article on the CBC, the WHO now reports breast cancer has become the most common diagnosed form of cancer, ahead of lung, which has held that distinction for the past 2 decades.
 
So what are these risk factors you have control over?
 
"The WHO, warning against risk...
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How To Do a Breast Self-Exam

Breast Self-Exams

 Most breast cancer is found by breast self-exams! 

If you do your breast exam regularly, you get to know the natural topography of your breasts, and therefore it becomes easier to spot if there is an anomaly.  I do my own self-exams on average every few weeks, it...

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I’m too busy for self-care but I can fit this in

Quick and easy self-care to show yourself daily love

It can be hard to spend time and energy on yourself, especially as a woman in this modern age.  We are usually so focused on family, work, friends, home and finances that we can easily loose sight of ourselves and our health.  But as...

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Stories of Resilience: How embracing relaxation helps you heal after lumpectomy surgery

 *This story is the fourth in a series of short narrative vignettes; educational stories of women using proven self-care techniques that promote personal empowerment and resilience. They are a teaching tool for your benefit; please read, absorb and utilize the techniques to promote your...

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Stories of Resilience: How a daily gratitude practice provides structure, energy and personal healing

 *This story is the third in a series of short narrative vignettes; educational stories of women using proven self-care techniques that promote personal empowerment and resilience. They are a teaching tool for your benefit; please read, absorb and utilize the techniques to promote your...

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