Port Placement Surgery

Port Placement Surgery

Limit Needle Pokes! A port or port-a-Cath is medical plastic tube that connects to a metal or plastic disk to make frequent access to a vein easier. It is surgically placed under the skin. The outpatient surgery lasts 45-60 minutes using general anesthesia. The port...

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Smell The Cake and Blow Out The Candles! My favorite activity on this journey was to take time to relax. It is not as simple as it sounds. Even with all my tips and strategies, I have trouble relaxing at times. I try to think thoughts that would put me in a more...

Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy

No! These Seniors Will Not Overshadow Me! If They Can Do It, I Can Do Too! After getting out of the hospital, I went to a gym daily. I took every class they offered for aquatic training. All my classes were filled with seniors. They had endurance and would out-pace me...

Legal Matters & Breast Cancer

Legal Matters & Breast Cancer

Retain Your Power! Writing a will is a very significant step for any one, especially a breast cancer survivor. Whether it’s stage 0 or stage IV, having a plan is important. It’s not giving up, throwing in the towel, or succumbing to the disease. It’s about thinking...

Exercises for Maintenance

Exercises for Maintenance

I Am So Tired! I Must Do More? Research shows that there is a role for exercise in cancer care. Exercise when fighting during or after breast cancer treatment increases stamina, improves cardiovascular fitness, increases muscle strength, improves body composition,...