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Nearly half of all women experience pain or physical limitations after breast cancer surgery, a condition known as postmastectomy pain syndrome, or PMPS. However, many women find relief with treatments that include medication, physical or occupational therapy, and lymphedema therapy, … Continue reading

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Most cancer patients aren’t celebrities. And maybe that’s exactly why LILY, an indie film about a young woman who happens to have breast cancer, has value, as discussed in this report from Forbes. The opening is spot-on: the patient’s face, … Continue reading

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A columnist who has had breast cancer – and who hates the word “survivor” – offers this perspective in The Guardian: I’ve been through the chemo and the radiation. And what awaits me? A whole new world of post-cancer scaremongering. … Continue reading

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Monokini, described as a social art project focused on swimwear designed for women who have had a mastectomy, asks the question: Who says you need two? As reported in the Huffington Post, Monokini says: “We want to incite a positive … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Massie, M.D., a psychiatrist who specializes in the psychological treatment of people with breast cancer and their families at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses self-esteem issues that often arise as the result of a breast cancer diagnosis … Continue reading

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Catherine Musinsky had always had a complicated relationship with her body. A dancer since childhood, she spent hours upon hours rehearsing in front of mirrors, surrounded by lithe, lean ballerina-types. Later, she developed serious body-image issues that led to a … Continue reading

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One year after treatment for localized breast cancer, 50 percent of women had mild pain and 16 percent had moderate to severe pain in a study from Finland, as reported by CBS News: “I believe many doctors do know of … Continue reading

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For years, some breast cancer patients reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this “fogginess” is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and … Continue reading

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