Posts Tagged ‘advanced breast cancer – metastatic lobular carcinoma’

It’s My Cancer

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Meet guest blogger Elyn Jacobs.  Elyn helps women diagnosed with cancer to navigate the process of treatment and care, and she educates about how to prevent recurrence and new cancers.  She is passionate about helping others get past their cancer and into a cancer-free life.  Take it away Elyn!

“You have cancer” Three of the most dreaded words you can hear from your doctor.  Your world has changed and you feel a loss of control.    A moment ago you were a student, parent, wife, maybe even a doctor. Now, suddenly, you are a patient.  In the ensuing panic, disbelief, fear, and confusion you have to make decisions.  Likely right now you think “I can barely breathe, let alone function…how am I to figure all this out?”  Well, unfortunately, your life and your quality of life depend on it.  Now is the time to get help, but from who?
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Losing the Battle but Winning the War

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Every so often, I’m painfully reminded how lucky and blessed I am. Too often I hear about women who have died from breast cancer.

Today, I read about Leah Siegel, who, at 43, lost her battle with breast cancer. She was a pioneer in the world of sports, one of the first women to become a full-time field producer for ESPN. She won three Emmy Awards for her work.

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