Body, Mind and Soul

Cancer affects you physically, mentally, emotionally and often spiritually.

Cancer affects you physically, mentally, emotionally and often spiritually. Listen as others describe how they struggled and handled the changes they experienced.

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General Overall Psychosocial Oncology

Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue discusses how cancer can affect your mental health and offers steps to find someone to talk to about the non-physical effects of cancer like depression or anxiety.

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Body Image & Sexual Intimacy Common Issues

Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue discusses how our body image may change due to cancer treatment and how to talk to your doctor about these changes and how they are affecting your life.

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Dealing With Negative Emotions

Fear, anxiety, bad feelings - young breast cancer survivors candidly discuss the negative emotions they often feel, including facing friends’ diagnoses and recurrence, while also sharing tips on how to deal with such emotions.

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Your Body Image

Listen as young breast cancer survivors talk candidly about body image and the physical changes that take place after breast cancer treatment, from hair, acne and breasts to ports and scars. They also provide practical tips for young women dealing with body image issues.

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Rebecca Di Piazza (Part 1)

Rebecca answers questions about a breast cancer diagnosis, discusses what it’s like to continue with daily activities, positive experiences she’s had and building confidence.

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Rebecca Di Piazza (Part 2)

Rebecca answers questions about a breast cancer diagnosis, discusses what it’s like to continue with daily activities, positive experiences she’s had and building confidence.

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Shana Barr

A young Louisiana woman shares her story of survival, the physical changes, how she coped – and more often how she didn’t – and talks about how important support is, no matter how far out a woman is from diagnosis.

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Alabama's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Alabama, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurviveAL is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveAL's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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