Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer survivors’

Let’s Exercise Our Choices

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

As I’m sure you can imagine, I was totally surprised to discover in my research that, according to HealthDay News, a new study reveals that female cancer survivors are more likely to smoke and have other unhealthy behaviors than women who have never had cancer.

In the study, researchers compared nearly 20,000 women age 35 and older with no history of cancer to more than 2,700 female cancer survivors. Both groups were undergoing mammography screening for breast cancer.  The cancer survivors aged 30 to 49 had higher rates of smoking than women with no cancer history. Cancer survivors were also less likely to engage in strenuous exercise, and were more likely to rate their health as “poor.” (more…)

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How to Survive Dining Out

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Ever wonder, as a breast cancer survivor, about how to eat healthy while dining out? Our guest blogger Nancy Ancrum has answers to that burning question. Welcome Nancy to the Breast Cancer Partner Network!

You survived breast cancer, so you’ll survive life without dessert – at least the high-sugar, white-flour confections that have been the tasty conclusion to dinner at your favorite restaurant.

Here’s the ultimate goal: You want to prevent a recurrence of the disease that caused so much fear and uncertainty in your life. And this much is certain: After treatment, your diet will play a big role in helping you stay healthy. (more…)

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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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Beautiful Ladies

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Yesterday, I was invited to the home of my dear friend, Pat San Pedro. She is a breast-cancer survivor and she definitely lives up to the name she coined her new business, Positively Pat. We were introduced by a mutual friend and had an instant connection — not because we are both survivors, but because we are kindred spirits in how we approach our lives, living now with a common purpose.

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I Can See Clearly Now

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

No one ever told me that life after breast cancer would be more difficult than actually going through treatment – at least for me. I thought that once I was done with treatment I could pick up my life where I left off before my diagnosis.

No such luck.

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