Sharing your Breast Cancer Journey with Another Patient.

If you've had breast cancer its likely that down the road, someone facing the diagnosis will ask you for advice. Its only kind to share your experience. However you don't want to set wrong expectations, add confusion, or share fear instead of hope. There's a right way to share and a wrong way to share. Here are some points to keep in mind when sharing your story. 1) Your journey is exactly that- it "your" journey Each breast cancer is different and treatments depend on not only on the type and stage of the cancer but the individual patients health and symptoms. Your staring point may be quite different from hers. Your treatment plans may be very different, for very good reasons. Don't compa

How do I Protect my Daughter from Breast Cancer ?

In early school years, my mother asked me what sport I'd like to take up. I said "Chess is a sport" and so she sent me to play tennis. Being a parent means making tough choices for the benefit of your children. It also means being brave enough to discuss uncomfortable questions. It means being informed of facts yourself, so you can teach right. It means leading by example. When it comes to breast cancer, there's no vaccine for prevention yet, but these few changes may go a long way to help your daughters. 1) Don't live in denial; don't let your daughters either. If you think "Its not going to happen to my daughter" you can imagine that no cancer patient's mother thought otherwise either. Br

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