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Managing Side Effects

All posts in this category relate to side effects that derive from breast cancer treatment, including surgeries we may have to have, and things we can do to reduce the severity of side effects.

7 Helpful Habits to Help You Keep An Exercise Routine

7 Helpful Habits to Help You Keep An Exercise Routine by Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder    You’d think that having gone through treatment for stage 3 breast cancer would be enough of a wake up call for me to get my act straightened out, and in a lot of cases I do make much healthier …

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3 Keys to Mastering Keeping Calm & Carrying On

A Constant Negative Mindset is Detrimental to Your Health It seems obvious that a negative mental mindset would cause depression. When you’re often thinking negatively it’s hard to feel like things are going well in life. Most people don’t like to hang out with people who are almost always moody, and those who do stick …

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What to do In Preparation & Recovery of a D&C

What to Expect Throughout Your D&C Procedure by Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder If you’re a hormone positive breast cancer survivor you may have to have a D&C as a result of side effects from taking hormone blockers such as Tamoxifen. When I took Tamoxifen it caused me to develop uterine polyps that led to abnormal …

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5 Steps to Removal & Treatment of Uterine Polyps

by Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder If you read my previous post about what uterine polyps are, you know that my gynecological oncologist believed I had uterine polyps. (If you didn’t read that post you can find it here).  1) ALWAYS Bring Concerns to Your Doctors.  This is especially true if you’ve ever had a breast …

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10 Keys to Optimal Breast Cancer Treatment

10 Keys to Optimal Breast Cancer Treatment by Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder 1) Learn to Be Your Own Advocate. Let’s face it. No matter how much your family and friends may want to fight this breast cancer for you, this is your body, your cancer, and your fight.  You need to know exactly what you’re …

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10 Reasons to Establish an Exercise Routine

10 Reasons to Establish an Exercise Routine By Christine Lewis, PWCG Founder Some of the reasons I go over for establishing an exercise routine are good reasons for any person, regardless of their risk of developing breast cancer or a recurrence of it. That said, this article is directly focused on reducing the risk of …

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4 Reasons You Need to Be Your Own Advocate

4 Reasons You Need to Be Your Own Advocate   By Christine Lewis, Founder There was a time when I was almost the total opposite of the way I am today, when it comes to my approach with scrutinizing every label. I was taught how to read labels way back in high school. So there …

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