Just When You Thought You Were All Done…

By: Laura Ricks

Just When You Thought You Were All Done…

Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed a number of side effects on this blog, from lymphedema to sexual changes, which can result from being diagnosed with cancer and its treatment. If you’re lucky, you may avoid all or most of them. However, we want you to be aware that it is not unusual for women to experience these side effects months - or even years - after treatment, earning them the name “late effects.”

Sex Hot Flashes & More How To Deal

By: Laura Ricks

Sex, Hot Flashes & More: How To Deal!

When it comes to cancer treatment, here’s a subject a lot of people don’t like to talk about: the changes that take place in a woman’s body – especially “down there.” But that’s crazy. Silence means that women are suffering unnecessarily, and when there are ways to help stop or alleviate that suffering, it’s just wrong not to talk about these issues. So let’s do it!

Memory Loss AKA “Chemo Brain”

By: Laura Ricks

Memory Loss, AKA “Chemo Brain”

We all have moments where we go “Uhhhh…what is that word? Why did I walk in this room? Where did I leave my keys?” And it’s a well-known fact that when people are stressed, they are more likely to be, or do, something spacey.

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

By: Laura Ricks

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

Being sick is tiring. Pain is tiring. Worrying is tiring. If you’re a cancer patient, is it any surprise that you feel tired? Look at the list of things that may be making you tired: medicines, anemia, insomnia, lack of energy, working, poor nutrition and more. But we have tips to help!

Why Is My Arm/Leg/Whatever Swelling? What You Need To Know About Lymphedema

By: Laura Ricks

Why Is My Arm/Leg/Whatever Swelling?! What You Need To Know About Lymphedema

Lymphedema, is a one-word way of saying swelling that results from lymph fluid in your body. It can happen anywhere in your body, though it’s usually in your arms or legs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lymph fluid is the part of the system that carries fluids and cells that help fight infection. When those fluids get built up (such as when you’re fighting cancer!), they cause swelling, which can happen in a flash or slowly, over a long period of time.

When Sometimes The Treatment Feels Worse Than The Disease

By: Laura Ricks

When Sometimes The Treatment Feels Worse Than The Disease

The side effects of cancer treatment suck. There’s no getting around it. Sure, not every woman will feel side effects – or at least all of them. But most women will feel at least some of these effects, some of the time. And when a lot of people have to deal with something, the silver lining to that cloud, is that both experts and sufferers can often come up with something that might help, like a remedy or some good advice or tips.

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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