However, to get the full benefit of this post, I think it may be a good idea to include a little bit about what the Candle Site is, what it stands for, and why to participate. I'm just thinking that new members or visitors to our board may not know.
Rachael, is this the post that you would like to have made into a sticky? I notice that the link is very long and spreads across the entire page. Was it like this before or is this from our recent changes?
We might be able to use a URL shortener and post this again with the new link.View Thread
This year, approximately 10,000 women younger than 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. What do they need to know about breast cancer right now? Here's some advice and info straight from Christina Applegate and her doctor, Philomena McAndrew , MD, a medical oncologist with the Tower Hematology/Oncology Group in Los Angeles.
Dr. McAndrew is also our special guest expert that will be answering YOUR questions. She will be answering on the board sometime after Oct. 15th. So, keep your eyes peeled!
What other tips would you share with young women? Which of the 5 things do you feel are the most important? View Thread
Loss of libido and difficulty having sex are common complaints among breast cancer survivors, new research confirms.
"Sexual problems are among the most common and least talked about side effects of breast cancer treatment," study co-author Susan R. Davis, MD, of Victoria, Australia's Monash University Medical School tells WebMD.
"About 70% of the women in our study were experiencing a meaningful loss of desire and sexual function a full two years after diagnosis."
Check out this article for tips on how to manage some of the most common complaints, then share your feelings about the subject.
Have you had a difficult time discussing sexual issues with your partner or doctor? If you are comfortable, please share what you have experienced and any success you have had in improving your symptoms.View Thread
Breast cancer today is not what it was 20 years ago. Survival rates are climbing, thanks to greater awareness, more early detection, and advances in treatment. For roughly 200,000 Americans who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful.
Take a moment to view the slideshow and let us know what you think.
Is this something that really depicts breast cancer to an newly diagnosed person or for those not familiar with the facts. What would you change or make better?View Thread
A study suggests that taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may be linked to a lower risk of breast cancer.
Why It Matters: The study relied on "self-report" evidence, so there's no clear-cut conclusion that omega-3s cut breast cancer risk. Even so, it adds to the growing body of evidence of the potential health benefits of omega-3s.