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.
The Spring 2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the impact of breast cancer on body image and on how far we've come in treating HER2-positive disease with targeted therapies. Sue Bowman, RN, OCN, CBCN, MSW, shares how her own breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to obtain 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.
The Winter 2013/2014 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the role of peer support throughout a breast cancer journey and on less common forms of breast cancer. TeMaya Eatmon shares why and how she became involved in advocacy work for those affected by breast cancer.
Learn how to get your bearings after a diagnosis of stage IV disease, including how to build a healthcare team you trust with all aspects of your care, healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety, and where to find support that is meaningful to you. Practical tips are offered to help you get the care you want. Heather Gladbach, living with metastatic breast cancer, reflects on her hopes and aspirations with the coming of a new year.
The Fall 2013 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on the changing landscape of breast cancer research and on using complementary (integrative) therapies to relieve the physical and emotional symptoms of breast cancer and its treatments. Kathy Dawson shares why she volunteers for LBBC and advocates for support of LBBC through the Combined Federal Campaign.
Learn how October 31 came to be dedicated Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day and what LBBC has done and continues to do to ensure that the educational and support needs of women with stage IV breast cancer are met. Sharon Foster, a former pediatric oncology nurse diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, shares her personal tips for living a full life while managing metastatic disease.
The summer 2013 issue of LBBC's quarterly newsletter features stories on breast cancer in older women and understanding a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Betty Solley shares how dragon boating has helped her since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.
Learn about the latest treatments to manage bone metastasis and control symptoms. Janie Taylor shares her poem on the beauty of life, and Susan Olds shares her story about keeping engaged in the world outside of a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
The spring 2013 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter features stories on the duration of tamoxifen therapy for women with ER positive, early-stage breast cancer as well as long-term survivorship. Vernell Kelly shares her story about how she supported loved ones, learned how to accept support for herself and became active in making African-American women aware of their risk after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Learn about palliative care and how it helps manage physical and mental symptoms. Sherri West shares her story about maintaining balance and taking control after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.