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Jessica Henslee

Jessica studied psychology and criminology, but has found her way to writing about breast reconstruction, appreciating that she gets to "play a very minor role in helping women handle their difficult journey through breast cancer." She has two very spoiled cats and a passion for listening to music--all the time.

What We Can Learn from Athletes with Breast Cancer
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What We Can Learn from Athletes with Breast Cancer

Being physically active is part of an athlete’s life. They train on a regular basis, participate in various events, and enjoy the challenge of being competitive. Even if you don’t identify as an athlete, physical activity may still be an important part of your routine. But how can this all be affected by breast cancer? A recent in-depth study of one athlete provides insights into...

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21 Apr 2017
Coping with Breast Cancer: A Counselor Shares Helpful Advice and Encouragement
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Coping with Breast Cancer: A Counselor Shares Helpful Advice and Encouragement

We know we don’t have all the answers. That’s why we reach out to professionals who have more experience and knowledge about various topics. We recently talked about adjusting to life after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis with Stacy Lewis, MSW, ACHP-SW, LMSW. The Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator at CancerCare, she provides counseling to individuals who are coping with breast cancer. She also counsels people...

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19 Apr 2017
Long-Term Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment: How to Prepare
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Long-Term Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment: How to Prepare

We’ve previously discussed how you can manage some of the short-term side effects of different breast cancer treatments. But there are also several long-term side effects of breast cancer that you should be aware of. The sooner you can prepare yourself for these side effects, the more your quality of life after breast cancer treatment will benefit.    That being said, it’s extremely difficult to predict...

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13 Apr 2017
Making Lemons Into Pink Lemonade: Managing Short-Term Breast Cancer Side Effects
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Making Lemons Into Pink Lemonade: Managing Short-Term Breast Cancer Side Effects

You may know this already, but you may encounter a host of short-term breast cancer side effects. These side effects vary based on treatment and can be better or worse depending on each individual woman. Fortunately, there are several ways to handle some of the common side effects of breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy Side Effects Chemotherapy is most often associated with negative short-term side effects. We’ll...

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10 Apr 2017
Nine Products for Breast Cancer Patients That Will Make You Smile
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Nine Products for Breast Cancer Patients That Will Make You Smile

Over the months, we’ve highlighted several companies that make products for breast cancer patients. I can barely remember them all off the top of my head. We hardly expect you to. Since we’re focusing on facing life after breast cancer for the month of April, we decided to revisit them. We’re including a few new additions that we thought you may want to know about....

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05 Apr 2017
Young Breast Cancer Survivor “Digs in Her Heels,” Talks Hope and Advice
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Young Breast Cancer Survivor “Digs in Her Heels,” Talks Hope and Advice

We’ve covered a lot about young women with breast cancer this month—from how to be an awesome co-survivor to dealing with breast cancer while in college. While these contain important information about young women and breast cancer, they do lack something: personal experience! So for today, we’re bringing you an amazing and insightful interview with Karla Baptiste, a young breast cancer survivor who’s become quite the inspiration.   Breast...

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28 Mar 2017
Breast Cancer and Work: 4 Things to Know About Finding a New Job After Treatment
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Breast Cancer and Work: 4 Things to Know About Finding a New Job After Treatment

Now that you’ve finished treatment and you’re breast cancer free, you may find that things are a bit different. This doesn’t just refer to your outlook on life or the physical changes you went through. It can also refer to your own career interests. We’ve put together some information for you about breast cancer and work. In particular, information about how breast cancer may change...

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21 Mar 2017
Young Irish Participants Grace Breast Cancer Research on Tamoxifen and Pregnancy
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Young Irish Participants Grace Breast Cancer Research on Tamoxifen and Pregnancy

It’s St. Patrick’s Day today! And what better way to celebrate than share a bit of news about women in Ireland? Young Irish breast cancer survivors are the latest to partake in research on Tamoxifen and pregnancy. In particular, on stopping a normal course of it after breast cancer in order to have a baby.   At the end of 2016, 30 women from Ireland participated...

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17 Mar 2017
Getting an “A” in Reality 101: College Students and Breast Cancer
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Getting an “A” in Reality 101: College Students and Breast Cancer

As you may already know, college is a stressful but exciting time. It presents plenty of new challenges and exposure to more people, views and activities. However, if you’re dealing with breast cancer at a young age, the natural appeal of college can disappear. When we talk about young women and breast cancer, we often focus on women between the ages of 25 and 39. But this...

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13 Mar 2017
Young Breast Cancer Patients: Why So Many, and What Can Be Done?
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Young Breast Cancer Patients: Why So Many, and What Can Be Done?

The fight against breast cancer has made some significant strides over the past several years. Overall, cancer deaths have decreased by 20 percent during the past 20 years according to the American Cancer Society. Plus incidence rates for breast cancer have stayed relatively stable during the past couple years. Yet reports are showing that metastatic breast cancer among young women is actually on the rise....

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10 Mar 2017
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