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  • New Advanced Cancer Website

    Posted 7/14/2014 by hhill
      I am delighted to share this link: Mosaic is an on-line community for people with advanced cancer. In my long experience, it is exactly this group that most needs connections and support and often finds it the hardest to come by. In the world. there is so much emphasis on early detection and finding breast cancer early so it can be cured (and that is surely misleading and not always true or possible), and seemingly so much resistance to admitting the reality that some women do not survive. There are lots of resources for women with early breast cancer and many fewer for women with advanced disease. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Groups and Gifts

    Posted 7/13/2014 by hhill
      I truly love my support groups, and I have greatly loved many women who have shared these sacred circles over the years. Often women join a group after telling me: "I am not a group person", but quickly appreciate the difference between our connections and those in many other kinds of groups. Of course groups are not right for everyone, and, when they aren't, one of the reasons is often fear. That fear is of hearing of others' troubles, of maybe learning about things to worry about that had never occured to you, of carrying other's sadness and burdens, and, most of all, of death of another member. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Lymphedema Risk Reduction

    Posted 7/12/2014 by hhill

      First an apology for my two day absence (although I suspect that I flatter myself by thinking that anyone notices or cares much). The internet struggles in Maine just got to me, and I needed a break. We came reluctantly home last night, and things are much simpler from here.

      Today's topic is a recent study suggesting that weight maintenance and exercise (yes, once again, that duo that we hear about all the time) may reduce the lisk of lymphedema.

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  • Risks of Hospital Mergers

    Posted 7/9/2014 by hhill
      Perhaps an extra meditation session or at least some deep breathing would help. I have been struggling with the internet and locked screens and errors ad unfathonable disappearances and lapses for almost an hour before reaching this point. I think the only rason that I haven't given up or thrown the omputer out the window is because of the view. It is impossible to be totally stressed or frustrated while watching an osprey dive for fish or the bobbig heads of two seals who are playing in our cove. Read more... Comments (0)
  • Clinical Trials for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Posted 7/8/2014 by hhill
      Clinical trials are often of interest and importance to people with all stages of cancer. Men and women with advanced/Stage IV/metastatic cancers may be the most interested for obvious reasons. Once cancer is no longer curable, it is especially important to understand all possible treatment options. Read more... Comments (0)
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