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Sharing your time and talents is a powerful way to make life better— yours and others. The right volunteer project can help you meet new people and become part of a community or learn new skills and improve your health while paying it forward to others who share similar experiences. Hosting a fundraiser for LBBC can help you build community and help us reach more people impacted by breast cancer.

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Depression

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Being treated for breast cancer can be challenging for the body and mind. You and your loved ones and caregivers are likely to feel sad and scared sometimes. It’s completely normal for these feelings to come and go after a breast cancer diagnosis and during treatment. But if you feel sad all the time, you may be experiencing depression.

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Medicines for anxiety

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Body image is the way you perceive how your body looks — how attractive you feel and how attractive you think others find you. Being diagnosed with, and treated for, breast cancer is one of many experiences that can affect your body image and self-esteem.

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02/02/22 | BY: Gregory Garber

In the days immediately following a breast cancer diagnosis, lots of different emotions can come up, and some of them can feel intense — fear, sadness, anger, and numbness are all normal and expected responses to an abnormal situation. No matter what kinds of emotions you’re experiencing, remember that your emotions are valid.

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