Insight, Spring 2014
Our cover story focuses on the emotional impact of the changes your body may go through after a breast cancer diagnosis. Four women share their perspectives on coping with the physical side effects of treatment. Anne Katz, RN, PhD, a clinical nurse specialist and sexuality counselor, offers helpful tips on how to embrace your changed body, and Kellie Green shares how she came to see herself as sexy and beautiful after a double mastectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis.
In our medical feature, read about how far we've come with treating HER2-positive breast cancer. Four women with early-stage or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer share their experiences of how taking different medicines improved their outcomes and quality of life. Medical oncologists also share news about targeted treatments "in the pipeline" for those with this type of early-stage or advanced breast cancer.
Sue Bowman, RN, OCN, CBCN, MSW, became a nurse because she always wanted to help people. Read about how her diagnosis with breast cancer at age 43 inspired her to return to school to get her master's degree in social work and launch a rewarding career as a breast oncology nurse navigator.