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Holding Space for a Partner’s Needs When a Couple Confronts Breast Cancer

March 29, 2024

Breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment impact both patients and their partners. Unfortunately, the latter are often overlooked in this process, despite the fact that…

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Releasing the Past, Embracing the Future

November 7, 2023

The Sisterhood of Support recently reunited for their first in-person meeting in over three and a half years. This special event not only marked a…


Exciting News from the Patient Empowerment Program

October 26, 2023

We are delighted to announce a new initiative as part of the Patient Empowerment Program. Our patients and their partners remain connected to our practice…

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October and the Sea of Pink

October 1, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here and I know many people within the breast cancer community are excited to feel the sense of unity that…

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Coping on the Post-Diagnosis Rollercoaster

July 20, 2023

Breast reconstruction is an emotional journey. I often describe it as a series of waves. They are unpredictable forces of nature. They come in different…


The Invisible Backpack

June 8, 2023

Acute crises and the burdens of illness and major life changes all impact our behavior in ways that can temporarily or permanently alter who we…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Accepting Unconscious Limitations

May 11, 2023

When you first experience a cancer diagnosis--or any type of trauma--it can feel as though you have been hit by a stun gun. You move…

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Stress Awareness Month

April 3, 2023

April is Stress Awareness Month, and while we should pay attention to our stress levels regularly, it can be helpful to have a reminder. It…

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Just Bring a Chicken!

March 20, 2023

One topic that surfaces at almost every Sisterhood of Support (SOS) group is how friends respond after one has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Our…

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Observing the Effects of the Patient Empowerment Program

March 7, 2023

When I first began to develop the Patient Empowerment Program (PEP) that now stands as a cornerstone to our practice, I knew it needed to…