This site is quite a popular one, about Breast Cancer Of Canada, which involves various links about Breast Cancer Awareness Calendars, Breast Cancer prevention tips and statistics, as well as a beautiful & touching story about a breast cancer survivor… among many more.
Here is an awesome story posted just below for instance. :)
The Journey That I Survived
My journey with breast cancer began in September 2003. I was only 37, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I went into shock, was traumatized and scared to know that I had cancer. I had never imagined this, because I always felt that I was healthy.
After diagnosed with breast cancer, I started searching about breast cancer over the net, explored a bunch of information on cancer specialists as well as all the possible treatments. Luckily, I was able to find a good cancer surgeon for tumor removal.
During my cancer journey I met several radiologists and oncologists. Not all, but some of the doctors were very interesting and wanted to know all my cancer-related problems. They did an assiduous study to find best alternative treatment, before moving ahead with cutting, radiating and doing chemotherapy.
I came to know from doctors that the breast cancer situation differs from person to person. They evaluated my situation and asked me to explain my problems in detail. After a detailed study of my case, they advised the treatment, which they believed was best to treat my situation.
I feel that my oncologist was simply great, because she is not just a doctor, but became a good friend now. She used to take interest in my case, used to talk to me about my health issues and was always there to listen to all my concerns.
I underwent the cancer treatment and it took a long cycle of recovery which still continues. But cancer taught me a different meaning of love, care and life. I was an alcoholic who never cared about her weight, but breast cancer changed me completely.
Throughout my journey of breast cancer I learned a lot about how to prevent breast cancer. I will share some tips that help you avoid getting into the situation I faced. Eat healthy, avoid alcohol, maintain a healthy body weight, and be physically active, and your life will be a bliss.
I never imagined that a part of my body can be a threat to my life. Cancer changed me fully, in terms of my personality and my thinking. I used to feel bad that my body cannot support me, I was totally dependent on others, but slowly I understood how important it is during such situation. Now when I am good, I realize that I would not have been able to do all this without the help people who care for me. If today I feel better, it’s all thanks to them.
Cancer, in some way, helped me to understand several things about myself, my life, and to better know the people trust. Now I can offer better help to women making their breast cancer journey.
We all know that breast cancer is the very common cancer among women, but still we never bother about it. For us, we are always healthy, no matter what we eat and how we live. But, you never know when it grabs you, better get mammograms often, as it can lower the risk of losing your life due to breast cancer.I felt that going through the breast cancer journey, including treatment was a tough part of my life. But, life after treatment is the toughest. I am no more the person I used to be. I question myself, who am I now?
I always wonder, what if the cancer comes back. I try to ignore the worry. I know that my life is not the same anymore, all I have to do is to try overcoming the fear of cancer. Cancer took everything, or maybe I don’t have anything to lose, but I have hundred reasons to be happy. I know that fighting with the cancer is an ongoing process and I am very much prepared for the battle now, I feel tougher like never before. I have a new life and I have to give it a new start.
I suggest all you healthy women to take breast cancer awareness seriously. To all women going through their breast cancer journey, I will say be happy, because life has many more surprises for you. Do everything, like a kid, this is the best way to be happy. I know how difficult this battle was for me, but I defeated it, but I should say it is no rocket science, it’s your life and you have to live it to the fullest, by beating this breast cancer.
Calendar for Breast Cancer Awareness
Fine Art photography for the cause of breast cancer has been a beautiful initiative of the recent past. A new age calendar was presented which had a fascinating layout containing breast lore and inspiring milestones. These coupled with the stunning art work made it an absolute treat for the eye.
Prevention of breast cancer and motivational lessons from survivors were the present on the pages, adding to the charm of the calendar. Nothing can soothe the soul the way art can. And all breast cancer support programs know that the first step is to calm the mind of the person. It was with this idea in mind that the the breast cancer awareness fine art calendar was created.
Each of the pages was adorned with fine art photography that was a joy to behold. Landscapes, joyful children and rustic villages give it a feel of timeless wonder. Along with this, there was practical advice, information and healthy support for women with breast cancer. Many inspiring role models for women have also been featured with their quotes and ideas being highlighted in black. Here is a more detailed look at the layout and design of the pages of this calendar.
Design of the Calendar
The calendar has been made to increase awareness in the Canadian Breast cancer network. To achieve this goal, the idea of fine art photography was utilized so that the calendar would prove useful for everyone. There are 14 pages present in the calendar totally. Of these, the first 12 are for the twelve months of the year.
In the end, there is a small article to increase breast cancer awareness and to familiarize the population with this problem. Help line numbers and ways to contact the riht authorities are provided in the last two pages. The websites and addresses of various foundations have also been mentioned.
The pages which show the dates and months have been made in the most appealing manner. The theme for the entire page is a fine art photograph that will leave you breathless.
The photograph covers the entire page and adds an aura of allure and beauty to it. At the same time, it is completely unobtrusive and there will be absolutely no problem in viewing the various dates and months. Along with this, there are beautiful quotes on breast cancer awareness that have been strategically placed on the bottom corner of the page.
Each month is also dedicated to a particular woman icon the breast cancer movement and some information about the life of the person is also given on the left side of the page. This is to act as an inspiration for the many women who might read it.
How has the Calendar been received?
A number of organizations and awareness groups have sponsored this calendar and are vouching for its distribution. The elegance and informative manner has made it a big hit across the country. Using this calendar as a beautiful tool to spread awareness about the disease, it is hoped that every home will have some item that will educate its inhabitants on breast cancer.
The Essence of Health Magazines in
Breast Cancer Issues
One of the crucial issues being faced by men and women nowadays is the threat of breast cancer. As people may have been completely aware about this existence, various efforts via careful and in-depth studies and research in an attempt to find prevention and, most importantly, for cure. Even a monthly awareness activity has been continuously conducted by concerned organizations and individuals to help people undergoing such feel the support they need during their suffering.
Not only these as there are also health related magazines that constantly features news reports, trivia, simple articles, and whatever input they think would be of help to people about the issue. Some of the many magazine brands you could via the internet would include the Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, New York Times Health Issue, The Beacon Magazine, For Women of Style and Substance Magazine and many more.
In the continued search for practical and helpful tips to beat and prevent breast cancer from happening, couple of lists could come up.
Prevention Tips for Breast Cancer
- Maintaining Weight – Let’s start from the basics; obesity could lead into various health issues and one of the noted ones is breast cancer especially after menopausal stage. Maintaining a body mass index under 25 can help your body to upkeep its healthiness.
- Avoid Tipping the Scale – Yes, this basically means you have to eat healthy food such as vegetables primarily. Fruit should also be considered as well as lean protein like chicken breast, fish and red meat but in moderation, of course.
- Keeping Physical Activity – increased and maintained regularity of physical activity has found to have the capacity to reduce occurrence of all sorts of illnesses.
- Drink Alcohol Occasionally – if not drinking at all would be possible, be very wise when to take alcohol.
- Skip the Smoking – if you have been dependent to cigarette most of your life, then you probably have to think about that again.
- Avoid Hormone Replacement Therapies – Menopausal hormone therapies are said to be a push-button in increasing risks of breast cancer. But if you must intake such, better consider those that do not contain progesterone.
- Get Regular Screening – Always keep yourself aware about the potentialities of breast cancer. Go to a physician for this as regular as possible to keep yourself on track.
The Breast Reconstruction
In cases where cancer cells have already been built up in the breasts, one of the most immediate response would be to undergo a mastectomy as this often prevent the accumulation and spread of these things. While this could help in the health aspect of a person, research shows that this also has a detrimental effect on the mental and emotional sphere of a person. And this is where breast reconstruction methods come in.
Published magazines such as those that are mentioned above and other more religiously publish outputs regarding all sorts of topics under this issue. And if you’re ever wondering if they have somehow tackled about reconstruction and whatnot, you bet they have.
One of the common questions asked about breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is whether is it mandatory to undergo such right after the operation or is it okay to take some rest and have it pending. The answer is, of course, no it isn’t that mandatory and surely you can delay it for quite some time. Several months would be great as this would allow your skin to better heal on itself.
What Support can be Given to Someone Undergoing Breast Cancer?
Well, aside from letting them know about the practical and possibly helpful tips for prevention of breast cancer, there are various things one could do to help someone get through the health issue. While there is no template for such, there are quick things you have to keep in mind when you know of someone who has breast cancer.
— Understanding your role in the situation is the first step. You should understand that you cannot cure or fix the problem. You shouldn’t also expect to understand what they are actually feeling and thinking because you won’t even get close to it. Your role is to take care of them and support them in every possible way.
— Knowing that this isn’t the time for horror or any other awful stories is also a great help. What you can do is to make them diverted and comfortable as much as possible.
— Learning your limits should also be kept into consideration. Avoid pampering them too much and know that somehow, he or she also needs space.
I Am A Survivor
Life after breast cancer can tend to be a challenge one. You beat the cancer, now what? Now that you are officially done with treatments it means you have to go back to how life was before and with that you will also be faced with making some new choices. And what many people won’t talk about is even though the treatment is over your journey with breast cancer as a whole is far from over.
Right about now you are most likely feeling like you just completed a marathon after the month of seemingly endless treatments and during it all you could hardly wait to get back to your “normal” life. But even though you may want to scream with joy on the last day of treatment because it is finally over, you may want to hold off for now.
Instead of treating the treatment like it is the end of your journey, consider it a mere leg of your total trip you have to come. The leg of the trip you have ahead of you is all about adjusting to life after beating the ‘C’ word and in many faucets things will return to just the way they were before but in many others you will feel completely lost, it is now up to you to carve out what your new “normal” means.
Some things such as eating habits and your exercise routine all the way to the relationship you keep with your family members, your battle with cancer took a toll on it everything sometimes in ways you may not yet realize.
Eventually, if you are not already there, you will reach <your six month post treatment mark and you will start to feel renewed in a sense. This comes with the regrowth of your hair and even that can be a total change, many people experience a complete change in texture or even the color they once had.
But aside from the shock of your new and improved hair it is also noted that a majority of women experience a significant level of fatigue and memory loss even after their last treatment is months in the past.
So in short you may be on the path to gaining parts of your old existence back when suddenly you can’t stay focused or remember important details or you might just be too tired to care about the here and now some days.
Ultimately, even with all of the dramatic changes that came with treatment and its glorious end, you must decide what factors of your life need change and which ones are fine just the way they are. It is up to you to voice when you need help and make sure that those around you know that jumping right back into your old life is not something that can just happen now that you are finally in remission.
Make sure that you have your close group of friends that are there when you need them most and your road after recovery will be made that much smoother.