7 Tips for Supporting Your Survivor Friend

In my experience as a cancer survivor, I find that many women desire different levels of friendship during their cancer journey. Here are a few tips I can offer you while supporting a friend with breast cancer… All based on what I can say I needed most during those times. JUST BE THERE! We’ve never been a cancer patient before, so we don’t know what to ask of you or exactly what we need, usually not until the very second we need it. We need you! This is the scariest time of our lives. A reliable friend is a great Read More

Renee’s Corner: 5 Tips to Stimulate Hair Growth After Chemotherapy

By now you’ve probably heard this statistic ad-nauseum: as a woman, you have a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during your lifetime. Aside from having to be cognizant of your own health and taking preventative measures, what this means is that the likelihood of you or someone you love – a friend, a family member, a co-worker – being affected by the disease in some way, is a virtual guarantee. I’ve had my own breast cancer scare, and have family and friends who battle against this disease daily,   Breast cancer is a devastating, deadly disease, Read More

7 Strategies for Managing Your Hair Post Chemo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it always causes me to reflect on loved ones specifically impacted by cancer. We have all been touched by cancer. Personally, I’ve lost my father, grandmother and aunt to cancer in the past 15 years. Like so many others, I also have family and friends who are winning the battle against breast cancer each day. So, it’s extremely important to me to support women in their breast cancer journey. Cancer patients can lose hair after chemo because — while chemotherapy is effective at killing rapidly dividing cells — it can’t tell the difference between Read More