Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and before you opt for classic gifts like flowers or chocolates, consider surprising your special someone with a thoughtful gift she can enjoy during (and after) treatment. Often women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, experience changes in taste and smell. These can include sensitivity to odors, nausea or an... Read More »
The holidays are especially challenging this year. Beloved annual events have been canceled, festive dinners need to be limited to the people in your pod, and COVID fatigue has reared its tiresome, ultra-stressful head. While it may be tempting to skip the holiday merriment this season, the truth is that most of us need it... Read More »
I have gone through two cancer diagnoses, several surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and more tests than I can count. This culminated in my double mastectomy with no reconstruction in December of 2019. I am one of an increasing number of women who have beat cancer or are currently fighting or somewhere in between. We are trying... Read More »
I am not a cancer survivor. I am the mother of one. I understand the terror and trauma of a cancer diagnosis. Twenty-one years ago, my precious child Alyssa (age 8) was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Although it was more than 2 decades ago, I remember it like it was yesterday. On August... Read More »
This summer Cancer Be Glammed and Wrapped in Love created a survey to get at the heart of the recovery experience for women. Women coping with all forms of cancer. While many surveys exist about the medical and healthcare challenges of cancer, very few have focussed on identifying the lifestyle and appearance-related needs of women struggling with body-image and self-esteem issues from surgery and treatment. These include disfigurement, hair loss, limited mobility, weight changes, skin and nail problems and intimacy issues.
The purpose of the Cancer Recovery “Life & Style” Survey is three-fold. One--to better understand and serve the women in our cancer communities; two--to provide valuable, lifestyle recovery information to oncology doctors, nurses, navigators and social workers who provide [...]
1. Sunscreen and a sun hat with SUV protection. Here are some of Oprah’s stylish sun protection suggestions. Oprah Magazine: Best Sun Hats 2. Scarves! There are various ways to tie them loosely to protect a tracheotomy and adjacent neck skin as it heals, as well as to cover scars until you are comfortable wearing... Read More »