Are you a survivor with a story to share?

Living Beyond Breast Cancer is seeking people to interview for their Spring 2011 issue of Insight newsletter. If you are a woman who is willing to share her story and who:

  • had or has inflammatory breast cancer
  • is an African-American woman with breast cancer
  • is a woman living with metastatic cancer
  • used physical rehabilitation after surgery
  • or used complementary or alternative medicine during cancer treatment

they may be interested in speaking to you. See additional details below from their recent e-mail. They want to hear from you by Jan. 12, 2011!

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
An article in our next issue will help women and providers learn more about the symptoms, treatment and impact of inflammatory breast cancer. We seek 2-3 women who have or had IBC to share their stories. We hope to find women of diverse ages, experiences and backgrounds. If this sounds like you, please send an e-mail to janine@lbbc.org by Wednesday, Jan. 12, with your name, age, where you live, the number of years since your diagnosis and a few sentences about why you want to participate in the article.

Share Your Story

Are you an African-American woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer before age 45? Motivate and inspire others by sharing your story! If you are interested in being profiled in a future issue of our newsletter or on our website, drop an email to Anna at editor@lbbc.org by Wednesday, Jan. 12, with your name, age, where you live, the stage of your breast cancer diagnosis, the number of years since your diagnosis and a few sentences about your breast cancer journey. Please put “Profile” in your subject line.

We are also seeking women living with metastatic breast cancer to share their stories in their own words. In a special section of the next issue, we’ll give you 750 words to write about anything you want! If you like, our editor will help you narrow down your idea. Your story is due on Friday, Jan. 21. To be considered, write to Anna at editor@lbbc.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, and let her know your name, where you live, your age, how long you’ve been living with stage IV breast cancer, and a general idea of what you’d like to write about.

Physical Rehabilitation After Surgery

Did you use physical rehabilitation to help you recover after breast cancer surgery? We want to hear from you! Tell us how physical rehabilitation helped you maintain your endurance and stamina. If you lifted weights to build strength in your arms and chest before surgery in addition to engaging in physical rehabilitation after surgery, we also want to hear your views. Did you recover quickly, and were you helped by working out prior to surgery? What practical things did you do before and after surgery to promote healing and recovery?

To be considered, write to Robin Warshaw at robinwarshaw1@verizon.net by 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 12. In your email, tell Robin your name, age, where you live, the number of years since your diagnosis and why you’d like to be interviewed for this article. Please put “Physical Rehab” in your subject line.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Physical Approaches to Wellness

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become a popular way to manage treatment side effects and improve quality of life. Our next issue will feature an article on how to augment traditional treatments using physical approaches to complementary medicine. We’re seeking 2-3 women living with metastatic disease who have used yoga, yoga therapy, Tai Chi, Ch’i Kung (Q’i Gong), Reiki or other physical approaches to complementary medicine to share their stories and insights. We hope to find women of diverse ages, experiences and backgrounds. If this sounds of interest to you, kindly send an e-mail to michael@lbbc.org by Wednesday, Jan. 12, with your name, age, where you live, the number of years since your diagnosis and a few sentences about why you want to participate in the

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