Surviving Breast Cancer
Health and fitness has always been a part of who I am. For decades I have practiced yoga, enjoyed running, hiking, biking, swimming and weight training. I followed a vegan diet and thought I was in the best shape of my life, that is, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34. "How could this happen to me?"
This shattering news became the catalyst for launching SurvivingBreastCancer.org. I have undergone both neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapies, and noticed that the real trauma from a cancer diagnosis came after I completed my active treatment.
It was when I heard the good news that my next follow-up appointment would not be next week, but in 12 weeks, followed by 6 months, and then in a year.
That's when it hit me. That's when I realized the important role Survivingbreastcancer.org plays in the breast cancer arena and why I have dedicated myself to building a breast cancer survivorship platform.
Understanding my own health and wellness not only became my top priority, but it became my full-time job. Managing one’s health isn’t something that you do 3 days a week. It is a commitment to one’s self and life-style choice. The Surviving Breast Cancer organization revolves around a positive mindset, and I want to share that mindset with you! Come take a look around and make yourself at home!
Diagnosed with breast cancer at 34
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Get Inspired. Find Hope. Each week Surviving Breast Cancer shares words of wisdom, insights, and resources to help you manage a cancer diagnosis. From breast cancer survivor stories, to tangible tips to keep you going on those tough days. Whether you have invasive lobular carcinoma and are considering a double mastectomy or have stage III triple negative breast cancer, our newsletter is for you. Click below to read this week's newsletter
On "Breast Cancer Conversations", the podcast, you will listen to voices that unveil the realities of breast cancer. Surviving Breast Cancer asks poignant questions, our guests give us authentic answers. You will hear inspiring stories from those who are navigating a breast cancer diagnosis, understand the complexities of mammography, breast reconstruction, and gain valuable information delivered to you weekly.
Meet community members through our in-person, online and virtual events. Surviving Breast Cancer is your breast cancer community. We are here to support you through your diagnosis and beyond. We understand that a cancer diagnosis changes you and life after a breast cancer diagnosis can be challenging to navigate. We bring the community together to share experiences, stories and provide a positive approach to and otherwise difficult time. Welcome to our community.
Knowledge is power and we are committed to providing our community with access to the most up to date information on breast cancer, prevention , early detection, and survivorship.
Undergoing a cancer diagnosis or finding out you carry a gene mutation can be overwhelming. We are here to support you from day one and beyond. You are never alone! Check out our events section to find a community event near you.
We are your number one spot for information and resources. We partner with communities to be able to offer you access to what you need as you navigate this journey.
WHAT WE DO
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Our breast cancer community blog provides you with the information you need when you need it. Our blogs are written by SurvivingBreastCancer.org and our community members. These are the men and women who share their lived experiences in order to help you live your best life possible. We cover topics from including chemotherapy and the latest trends in treatment to defining the new normal, tips for combating chemo fatigue, nutrition, exercise, and sexual health. Click below to read the last posts and become a member to comment and have insider access to the Surviving Breast Cancer Forum.