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 winter 2011/2012 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter features stories on managing medical records and the benefits of art and music therapy. A profile of Vivian Chan describes how she coped with breast cancer as a young woman.
Get information on breast cancer that has spread to the liver or lungs, and learn about a clinical trial for women living with metastatic breast cancer. Read Marsi White's story of changing pace after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
In the Fall 2011 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter, learn about new breakthroughs in breast cancer research over the last 20 years and how they have affected treatment decisions. Understand how the trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis can affect mental health, and read about how a mother and daughter coped with breast cancer.
Learn about the reasons for and benefits of a treatment break. Read Shirley Green's story of making a difference for women living with metastatic breast cancer and Carol Miele's poem about life in the chemo lane.
Learn how physical approaches to complementary and integrative medicine like yoga, yoga therapy, Tai Chi and Qigong can improve your quality of life. Read Lucille Kasprack's story of differences in coping with early-stage vs. metastatic breast cancer.
In the Spring 2011 issue of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s quarterly newsletter, learn about the benefits of physical rehabilitation after breast cancer. Understand inflammatory breast cancer including typical and uncommon symptoms, treatment options, research in the pipeline and psychosocial issues surrounding this diagnosis. Read about one young woman's journey after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.
The Winter 2010/2011 issue of our national newsletter features stories on five long-term side effects of early and metastatic breast cancer treatment: neuropathy, fatigue and insomnia, joint pain, fertility and chemobrain. With our guest writer Helen L. Coons, PhD, explore the challenges of breast cancer as a single woman.
On the eve of FDA's decision about the fate of bevacizumab (Avastin) for stage IV breast cancer, this article explores the controversy over the value of progression-free survival, surrogate endpoints and clinical benefits. Also, Lisa Marsella shares her perspective on why metastatic breast cancer is like a carnival, and in the poem "Hair," Darlene Barela Cooke explores her reactions to losing what she once considered her "best feature."
The fall issue of our national newsletter features articles on neoadjuvant breast cancer therapies and planning post-treatment care. A profile of Pamela Breakey describes her quest to get breast cancer treatment while living in a rural area.
Get tips for handling tough or insensitive questions about your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and learn how to sensitively handle your children’s inquiries. Read Franny Mondok’s story of coping with hair loss.