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Video Series: Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis

Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis

First and foremost, thank you so much for all of the positive feedback on the first installment of the video series, To Fight or Not to Fight During Cancer Treatment. It means the absolute world to me. Truly. If you didn’t see it you can watch it here: http://www.thesilverpen.com/breast-cancer-information-facts/video-series-to-fight-or-not-to-fight-during-treatment/

In case you didn’t already know (which you probably do because you all are highly sensitive and aware smarties), here are some seriously sobering statistics about FBC:

  • 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among US women
  • 64,640 additional cases of DCIS
  • 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women. In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by non-Hispanic white women. Breast cancer death rates
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Video Series: To Fight or Not to Fight During Treatment

 

Hello! Hello!  Gosh is it ever nice to be back. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have missed you all.  This ...

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The Silver Lining Companion Guide & Good Morning America

One of the many things that FBC (f-bomb breast cancer for new readers) taught me is that Silver Linings come in small and in big ...

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Appearance on Dr. Phil

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

I’m super duper excited about the new Wes Anderson film that will FINALLY in theaters: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Grand ...

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The Benefits of Taking A Sabbatical

The Benefits of Taking A Sabbatical

About 12 years ago, I found myself feeling seriously burned out. I was working two jobs (one as a ...

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The Silver Lining Video

The Silver Lining Video

Only a week and a half before The Silver Lining book arrives!  Oh my goodness, I feel the exact same way ...

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Sympathy vs Empathy

Sympathy vs Empathy

When I was in Nursing School, there was an ongoing debate between the concepts of Empathy and Sympathy. My youthful understanding and ...

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How to Be Happy

Recently I cane across this sweet and inspiring video that I just had to share with you. I watched it once and then, immediately, watched ...

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Silver Lining Video Series: Eating During Cancer Treatment

Welcome to the third video in the series! You all have been so kind and supportive of these videos. I can’t begin to tell you ...

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The Silver Lining Video Series: How to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer

The second video in the series is related to how to be a friend to someone with cancer. As of a couple of months ago, ...

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