From coping to thriving: Caring for yourself after breast cancer

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is the starting point of a whirlwind experience of doctors, treatments, and side effects. It leaves little time and energy to process your emotions, which is why many people feel lost when their treatment finally comes to an end. 

We created a video series for people diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer to learn about tools for processing your emotions, making meaning, accepting your changed body, and managing fear of recurrence.

The videos feature real women diagnosed with breast cancer, along with mental health experts, to help you care for yourself and thrive when you finish active treatment.  

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To get the most out of the series, we recommend watching the videos in the order they are shown below. 

 

November 15, 2021

Watch time: 2 min

Jean A. Sachs, CEO of Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Hayley Dinerman, Executive Director of the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation welcome you to From coping to thriving: Caring for yourself after breast cancer, a new video series for people diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

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November 15, 2021

Watch time: 24 min

Fear of recurrence, or fear of the cancer coming back, is one of the most common worries among people with breast cancer. This video explores common triggers and explains what you can do to manage your feelings and take control of what you can to live fully beyond your fear.

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November 15, 2021

Watch time: 25 min

Breast cancer can take a toll on how you relate and feel about your body. This video offers insight on what factors can impact body image and provides you with practical first steps toward self-acceptance and love. 

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November 15, 2021

Watch time: 11 min 

What does “getting back to normal” look like after a breast cancer diagnosis? How do you make sense of what has happened and what does the way forward look like? This video will provide you with tips on how to process the impact of your experience.

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November 15, 2021

Watch time: 22 min

Melissa Berry and Valerie Blackwell-Howard, two women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, discuss their diagnosis, life after treatment, and how they have each moved forward while living with a history of TNBC. 

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