Practical Matters

Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects every area of your life. Get information on issues ranging from patient advocacy and job discrimination to cosmetic and wardrobe hints.

Breast Cancer and Exercise star
It's a proven fact that women who exercise during their cancer treatment experience less fatigue. Further, participating in a regular exercise program helps reduce anxiety and depression, fosters a sense of well being and builds strength and endurance. It's never too late to start!

CancerCare star[offsite link]
CancerCare offers practical support to patients, friends and family.

CaringBridge During Breast Cancer Treatment star
One of the most difficult things that happens during breast cancer treatment, or any serious illness for that matter, is keeping family and friends up to date on our status. Here's an innovative way to solve the problem.

Cleaning For A Reason star
When you're in treatment for breast cancer, cleaning the house is the last thing you need to be worrying about. But if you don't do it, who will? Here's a solution!

Common Sense and Moderation star
Feeling overwhelmed? Is it possible to have too many weapons in our arsenal?

Don't Try To Do It Alone star
A breast cancer diagnosis turns our lives upside down. We are in shock, and sometimes our first inclination is to handle the crisis alone. Never is it more important, however, to reach out for help.

Empowerment - Ten Things You Can Do star
Don't be a victim - empower yourself!

Fatigue and Breast Cancer star
Fatigue is more than just being tired. It creeps up on us, unannounced, and thoroughly depletes us. The most common side effect of breast cancer treatment, fatigue affects over 90 percent of breast cancer patients. Learn how to fight back!

How Do I Tell My Kids I Have Breast Cancer? star
One of the hardest things in the world is telling your children you've been diagnosed with breast cancer. Here are some thoughts to help you answer the question, “How Do I Tell My Kids I Have Breast Cancer?"

Medical Leave for Breast Cancer Patients star
No matter what course your breast cancer treatment takes, there is a good chance you will be taking time off work. Not only are finances a concern, but job security and discrimination are issues that many of us have to contend with.

Money Matters and Breast Cancer star
A diagnosis of breast cancer can derail even the best financial planning. Regardless of the current state of your finances, there are several steps you can take right now to protect yourself and survive in one piece. Over the coming weeks, we will look at some of the many options available.

The Cancer Project star
Check it out! The Cancer Project is a fabulous resource for diet and nutrition. Classes, videos, books, newsletters -- they've got it all.

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