Learning From Others
You are not in this alone.
In this section, learn what it’s like to face the many complex medical, psychosocial, emotional, legal and financial challenges of breast cancer from women diagnosed with the disease, family members, friends and caregivers.
Share your stories, connect with other women who understand what you are facing, ask the experts your questions and get tips and trusted information for living beyond a breast cancer diagnosis.
Lynn Folkman, LBBC’s manager of volunteer programs, shares how her father’s love and support helped her to heal after she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months after her mother’s death.
Not everyone has a big support system to lean on after a breast cancer diagnosis. Whether you are living alone, living far from friends and family, or simply keep only a small circle of close friends, you may find that you have to care for yourself more often than others. Still, there may be moments when having a stronger support system could be useful.
This February, Living Beyond Breast Cancer expert Christina Bach, MBE, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C answered your questions about how to juggle everyday life with cancer treatment when you are your own caregiver; what kinds of professionals your treatment center may have to help you; and where to find the support you want.
Tips for Living
Use special salves to help heal burns and relieve pain during radiation treatment. Ask your radiation oncologist for the best products to use.