Insight, Fall 2017
If you're facing other medical conditions while getting treatment for breast cancer, you aren't alone. Those other conditions are called comorbidities, and they can affect your quality of life and what breast cancer treatments you receive. Learn more about comorbidities from the cover story of the fall 2017 issue of Insight. The story features interviews with people who have had multiple health issues at the same time as breast cancer, and with oncologist Gretchen G. Kimmick, MD, MS.
Another article, called "More Than Just Tired: Cancer-Related Insomnia and Fatigue," provides information about why cancer treatment makes it hard to get good sleep, how cancer-related fatigue is different from normal tiredness, and what you can do to lessen this common problem.
This issue also features the stories of three women whose different religions have helped them face breast cancer.
Insight's "Giving" section highlights some of the corporate sponsors whose support is invaluable to LBBC and tells you how you can "Shop to Support" to help them and LBBC. This section also details our partnerships with the Forward4Tobi Foundation and the Tutu Project of the Carey Foundation. These two organizations stepped up to provide extra travel grant funds to help people come to our metastatic conference in April. And our DIY spotlight recognizes LBBC Community Connector volunteer Kim Jennings, whose paint nights raised money for LBBC.