BCAM: October 13th

Most of us who have or have had breast cancer, especially if we are older when we are diagnosed, do not have to face Stage IV. But shouldn’t more be done for those lovely young women whose cancer has spread and they have no hope or seeing their children grow up? For husbands who have … Read more

The importance of Pinktober

I don’t have to tell you the importance of Pinktober which is a reminder to check your breasts, and please do. But if Pinktober is the reason why you examine your breast at least once a year that is better than never, and I would say Pinktober has achieved something. There are some recommendations how … Read more

The Color of Cancer

Strong reading from Iliene<3 For this the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we the stage four terminally ill are allotted one whole day, October 13th. I was diagnosed de novo (from the beginning), as my genetics, dense breasts, and missed diagnoses led me to my prison cell on death row on March 25th, 2015 … Read more

My super motivational Fitbit watch

My previous post was pretty anxious and depressive. I wrote Trying to escape my cancer thoughts. To sum it up I was really shaken after Kate Preston`s death, and I spent most of my time running away from my feelings. I was grieving in a way even though I didn’t know her. My walking was … Read more

Trying to escape my cancer thoughts

I am very sad to day. I woke up this morning full of plans for the day. After scrolling the newspapers on the Internet I discovered that Kelly Preston is diseased after a two years struggle against breast cancer. I met my own fear with anxiety and I could not sit still. All my plans … Read more

New fast-track breast cancer treatment takes just FIVE DAYS instead of the standard three weeks — International Free Press

A NHS trial reveals a five-day course of radiotherapy is just as good as the standard three-week treatment. Hospitals are already using the fast-track regime as it reduces coronavirus exposure. Read More

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Radiotherapy — Toddlers, Tantrums and a Tumour

So radiotherapy is fine. However VERY repetitive and already boring. Hospital trip everyday, getting changed, lying on the bed, being measured with lasers, breathing in, holding my breath, breathing out, machine thing spinning round, breath in, breath out, machine spins, get changed. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Trip normally also involves snacks of some kind…. wouldn’t be […]

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Actions to Decrease Tension in to Handle Pressure and Positively Flourish on it — Stress Management

Among the typical methods to minimize stress is to understand the reasons for tension. Lowering tension is important if you intend to handle pressure. If you stop working to minimize tension, it can lead to heart disease, or other major illnesses. In addition, if you fail to minimize tension you can put the body at…

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Letter for Depressed Moments

My Dear Friend, You’re in a tough place now, I know. You see no purpose or joy in life right now, I understand. There is a dark cloud following you everywhere and you see nothing but pain and… nothing, you’re right. You wish everything should stop with all costs, and no wonder. Everything seems pointless … Read more

Lonely as I can be

To be honest, I have never felt so lonely before. I guess I can say I am so lonely as I can be. Especially after I got the cancer diagnose. I can’t talk about cancer all the time, but my thoughts are stuck with this horrible word and disease. The Corona pandemic has not made … Read more

Good breast cancer news

Yesterday I read an interview by a scientist from Norway named Håvard Søiland. He and his scientist team have given me hope for the future and some good breast cancer news. Before I reveal what these good news are all about, I have to tell you a little bit about Søiland. He is born and … Read more

The Wheelchair Teen – What Everyone Expects Disabled People To Be Like (Guest Post) — lifesfinewhine

Hello everyone, I am The Wheelchair Teen and I write a blog about my life as a black, disabled teenager: http://www.thewheelchairteen.home.blog. I was born with SPA-PN disease which means that I am permanently wheelchair-bound and have little control over my hands and fingers. But that doesn’t stop me from being a proud, strong and talented […]

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‘Cancer and You’ – Podcasts — #Drawing On Anxiety

Recently, I was very fortunate to have been invited by Karin Sieger https://karinsieger.com/karin-sieger/ who is a BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist, writer and podcast host based in London, UK, to take part in her extremely popular ‘Cancer and You’ Podcasts as part of her ‘Cancer Voices’ series. In the first episode – Learning from others’ Cancer Lessons, I joined other […]

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Self-care during radiotherapy

Treatments to prevent recurrence of breast cancer is individual these days. Back in the early 90`s the treatment seemed to be more equal for anyone with breast cancer: Surgery, chemo- and radiotherapy. If I knew back then, what I know today I hopefully would be a very capable nurse. Todays topic is Self-care during radiotherapy. … Read more

The Norwegian Constitution Day 2020

I have written to much about breast cancer and diseases in general. But, it is hard not to touch the subject of the horrifying Covid19. We all know, I hope, what to do to prevent the disease. To prevent infection of Corona The Norwegian Constitution Day 2020 May 17 th was arranged without the school … Read more

The Covid19 disease and cancer

In this very moment many people are fighting for their lives while I am living in a calm corner of the pandemic world, for now. Just 33 people among a population of approximately 50 000 have tested positive, and all 33 are declared healthy and out of isolation. No one in my town have died … Read more

My breast cancer treatment plan

My breast cancer treatment plan is not really settled. And why is that? The reason is caused by one tiny micro metastasis in one of seven sentinel nodes extirpated during my surgery, and not five as I may have mentioned in a previous post. I was operated BCT with sentinel node January 16 th. My … Read more

My BCT and sentinel node surgery

I had my BCT and sentinel node surgery January 16. Personally I wanted a mastectomy, but the surgeon kind of hesitated. I was told that the surgeon preferred BCT ( breast conservative treatment) because if the cancer comes back, I will have a better chance to be in an early stage. Without a breast there … Read more