Insight, Living Beyond Breast Cancer's quarterly newsletter, contains updates on the latest treatment options, profiles of women affected by breast cancer and articles on issues such as nutrition, fatigue, breast cancer genetics, intimacy and sexuality, fertility and pregnancy and more. Read the back issues posted in this section.
Check out the new look of Insight, LBBC's quarterly national newsletter, in this Spring 2015 issue. This issue contains features on chemobrain, a side effect that impacts memory and thinking; talking about cancer-related sex and intimacy concerns with your partner and how to get help from your care team; and the stories of two LBBC Young Advocates, women diagnosed under the age of 45 who have been trained to advocate in their communities through our Young Women's Initiative. Hear from LBBC CEO Jean Sachs, MSS, MLSP, on our new logo and look. Stay updated on LBBC's programs, resources and what's happening on the web.
In this issue of Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer, learn about the process of applying for disability benefits after a stage IV diagnosis and read the stories and advice of women who have applied in the past. Experts share tips for making your application as strong and thorough as possible.
Get to know Ayanna Kalasunas, an LBBC Hear My Voice blogger and speaker at the 2015 Annual Conference for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer, about marrying in the midst of a diagnosis.
In the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Insight, read about the process of creating national treatment guidelines and how they are used by your doctors and learn about the transition from giving care to getting it as a caregiver diagnosed with breast cancer. Read a creative nonfiction essay written by Liz Quinlisk, a participant in our 2013 Writing Series, who found writing was a path to healing. Stay updated on LBBC's programs, resources and what's happening on the web.
Learn about depression and metastatic breast cancer, what causes it, how to recognize symptoms and where to find support. Read an interview with Sarah Merchant, an LBBC Young Advocate who has dedicated her time to volunteering for several breast cancer organizations after being diagnosed with stage IV disease.
Learn about living with insomnia and fatigue, what causes the two side effects and how you can manage them with medical and nonmedical therapies. Read an interview with Cheryl Solomen, an exercise enthusiast who raised nearly $6,000 for LBBC's Yoga on the Steps: Philadelphia after her metastatic diagnosis.
In this issue, read about the factors that may impact choosing lumpectomy, single mastectomy or double mastectomy for breast cancer, and what resilience is and how it may play a part in your breast cancer experience. Read Nancy Dallman's personal story of developing and living with lymphedema, swelling of the hand, arm, chest or torso that may be caused by breast cancer treatment.
Learn about living with brain metastases, what treatments are available and where research is taking us. Read about Kiara and Kai, a young couple facing Kiara’s stage IV diagnosis together.
The Summer 2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on coping with fear of recurrence and the myths of clinical trials. Guest writer Marlene Snyder shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer after being treated for three other cancers in the past. Your peers give insight into what they wish they knew when they were first diagnosed.
The spring 2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the body image after breast cancer and on treating HER2-positive disease with targeted therapies. Sue Bowman, RN, OCN, CBCN, MSW, shares how her breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to get her master's degree in social work and launch a new career as an oncology nurse navigator.
Learn how people living with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer cope with managing emotions and making treatment decisions in partnership with their healthcare providers. Raquel Wernicke reflects on how working and volunteering, despite having stage IV breast cancer, allows her to remain fulfilled.