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Care Guideline 6: Children and Family

If you have kids, you should be informed about community-based resources to help you with childcare during
your treatment and recovery, as well as domestic services and support resources to help other family members cope. To get the full story on all the Guidelines go to www.Rethinkbreastcancer.com/Careguidelines

#YWBC: Heather

Name: Heather Choate Age: 32 Occupation: Mother first, marriage coach and author second Age when diagnosed with breast cancer: 29 Breast cancer type: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Breast cancer stage:...

6 Ways to Engage Children in Giving Right Now

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Bright + Shiny Stars

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5 Questions Kids Ask About Cancer & the Best Answers

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When Shifts In Identity Converge

“I’m transgender,” Brett told me. We were still upbeat from our meeting with my breast surgeon earlier that day. My prognosis didn’t look quite so...

Life Lessons I Learned From My Mom

My mother, Angie Being a mother comes with many incredible moments but also many challenges and sometimes they hit you at the same time. My mother...

A Mother’s Survival

Most of us have a strong female in our lives that we admire, someone who’s persevered in the face of enormous odds. For me,...

MISSION: Recovery – Transmission Feelings

FEELINGS: Kids will likely experience a range of emotions themselves while their parent or loved one is dealing with cancer; it is normal to feel upset,...

MISSION: Recovery – The Black Dot Returns

LIVING WITH METASTATIC ILLNESS / CHRONIC ILLNESS: Parents are pretty incredible. Raising kids can be challenging but awesome work. Metastases is complicated. There often are...

MISSION: Recovery – H.E.L.P. Squad

CHANGES IN THE ROUTINE AND ENVIRONMENT:  Appointments, treatments and exhaustion can really interfere with your child’s usual routine. Be transparent about how their routine may...