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.
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 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.
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.
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.