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Metastatic Breast Cancer and Body Image Tips

2019-11-12 17:49:465 min read8 comments
OverviewBetween chemotherapy-related hair loss and breast surgery, it can be a challenge to keep a positive relationship with your body. Low self-esteem and mental health issues affect many women with breast cancer. You’re not alone in your search for self-love. Here are eight tips to give yourself the love you deserve while living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). 1. Join a support groupOth
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Breast Cancer in Your 20s and 30s: Statistics and More

2019-11-12 16:49:465 min read8 comments
OverviewBreast cancer is rare in your 20s or 30s, accounting for less than 5 percent of all cases, but it’s the most common cancer for women in this age group. Younger women with breast cancer experience unique challenges. For women under 40, breast cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages, when it tends to be more aggressive. This means the survival rate is lower and the recurrence rate i
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New Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatments and Breakthroughs of 2019

2019-11-12 15:49:465 min read8 comments
OverviewBreast cancer treatments are always evolving and improving. In 2019, fresh perspectives to approach cancer therapy led to exciting breakthroughs for treatments in research. Today’s treatments are more targeted and capable of altering the breast cancer disease course while also maintaining your quality of life. In recent years, many therapeutic options have emerged for treating stage 4,
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15 Helpful Resources Moms with Breast Cancer Should Know

2019-11-12 14:49:465 min read8 comments
If you’re a young mom diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC), managing your condition and taking care of your kids at the same time may seem daunting. Juggling the responsibilities of parenting while keeping up with doctor’s appointments, long hospital stays, a flood of new emotions, and the side effects of your medications may seem impossible to manage.Fortunately, there are many resou
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No, You Aren’t a Drug Addict If You Take Antidepressants

2019-11-12 13:49:465 min read8 comments
If you’ve read the L.A. Times recently, you might have come across an op-ed by journalist David Lazarus, who conflates his dependence on antidepressant medication with addiction. In the piece, Lazarus proclaims, “I am an addict.” The problem is, what he was describing isn’t actually addiction. For starters, addiction and dependencyare not the same things. “Call it an addiction. Call it a
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Can You Die From Angina? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

2019-11-12 12:49:465 min read8 comments
Angina is pain that you feel in your chest. It happens when your heart isn’t getting enough blood.There are several different types of angina. They’re classified based on their cause, pattern of symptoms, and severity.Angina itself can be a symptom of an underlying heart condition, such as blockages in the blood vessels around the heart (“coronary atherosclerosis”) or heart failure. Can yo
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Diarrhea After Working Out: Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies

2019-11-12 11:49:465 min read8 comments
You might have diarrhea after working out due things like fluctuating digestive hormones, reduced digestive blood flow, and abrupt movements to your digestive organs. Certain types of exercise cause food to pass through your digestive tract faster than normal. This can cause reduced intestinal absorption of nutrients, less water being reabsorbed by the colon, and looser stools. Diarrhea commonly o
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The Most Common STD: In the U.S. and Around the World

2019-11-12 10:49:465 min read8 comments
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are quite common. In fact, there are over 20 million new cases of STDs reported each year.In the United States, the most common STD is the human papillomavirus (HPV).You can prevent strains of HPV by getting the HPV vaccine. But still, over 79 million Americans have a type of HPV. It disproportionately affects sexually active teens and young adults. The CDC rep
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7 Best (and Worst) Natural Supplements for Breastfeeding Moms

2019-11-12 09:49:475 min read8 comments
Will it boost my milk supply? Will it hurt my milk supply? Is it safe to take while breastfeeding or pumping? These are the postpartum questions that rule your every move when breastfeeding. And given that so many babies are born every year, year over year, you’d think we’d have all the answers by now. Turns out, far from it.Prescribed and over-the-counter medications require medical oversight
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Optometrist vs. Ophthalmologist: Choosing Your Eye Care Provider

2019-11-12 08:49:465 min read8 comments
If you’ve ever had to search for an eye care doctor, you’re likely aware that there are several different types of eye specialists. Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians are all professionals who specialize in eye care. An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventio
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