4 ways to take back control from breast cancer

4 ways to take back control from breast cancer

(BPT) – It is no secret that dealing with breast cancer is hard. It can turn lives upside down, inspiring concerns on topics as wide-ranging as maintaining daily routines, paying for treatment and life expectancy. Underlying it all is its emotional toll. According to a survey by Ford Warriors in Pink, 44 percent of breast cancer patients report needing help maintaining a positive outlook, while 43 percent report needing help maintaining their self-confidence. As supporters, we want to alleviate the burdens on our loved ones, yet only 28 percent of Americans say they know how to best support a patient during and after treatment.

Although the emotional journey of cancer is complex and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are ways you can help those experiencing it feel more in control of their situation. Encourage your loved ones to engage in activities that nourish their spirit and support them in pursuing avenues for self-care to help them maintain a positive outlook on life.

Expand your world. Many patients feel as though breast cancer takes hold of their life as its own. Remind your loved one that cancer is not the center of their world by encouraging them to pursue their passions. ‘Amidst chemo and radiation, you’re constantly finishing battles. But when life is constantly pushing you down, you need more wins. So I decided to hike through the rainforest in Colombia immediately post radiation,’ says breast cancer survivor Lara Mehanna. Participating in new experiences – even those in your own hometown – can allow those who have been touched by breast cancer to refocus on their spirit. Treat your loved one to an experience that aligns with their interests, like a local pottery or cooking class, to provide a much-needed outlet as they continue their fight.

Create peace of mind. Mindful meditation is one method of self-care that helps lower anxiety and stress. As part of her ‘integrated care’ treatment plan, breast cancer survivor Ana Mostaccero practiced meditation and visualization exercises prior to surgery. ‘Doing these exercises helped me to not only reduce stress, but to begin practicing an all-around mindful life with heightened perspective and appreciation for what my mind and body were experiencing.’ Help your loved one tap into their own inner peace by making meditation easily accessible to them. Popular personal meditation app Headspace offers meditations specific to every phase of the cancer journey.

Channel your chi. Breast cancer often brings feelings of being betrayed by your body. ‘It took a long time to learn to trust my body again,’ says survivor Amber Tumbow. ‘For so long it felt like my own body turned against me in a constant state of battle. I began practicing yoga, and slowly but surely I was able to feel more in control.’ Because yoga is a gentle exercise with a variety of modifications, it can be a manageable exercise for patients at different stages of their journey. Start a regular yoga practice with your loved one to encourage regular activity, keep them motivated, and help them reconnect with their bodies. Look for programs like the Wanderlust 21-Day Challenge that can be done at home and are designed especiallyHealth & Fitness with breast cancer patients in mind.

Empower with community. Cancer can feel alienating. While patients undoubtedly appreciate the support of family and friends, they can also feel like no one understands what they are going through. Connecting with others who have also experienced cancer can help patients feel less alone. ‘The greatest blessing was support from fellow survivors, the Models of Courage community,’ shares survivor Jessica Ayers. ‘Being diagnosed so young, I felt alone. Hearing the stories of those who had gone through the same thing as me, and seeing their strength as they offered support, advice and love completely changed my outlook on my disease. It turned me into a warrior.’

No matter what you choose to do, it’s important to let your loved ones know that you are there to support them, on days good and bad. By doing so, you can provide vital support for making your loved one’s journey just a little bit easier. For free patient support resources such as Headspace meditations and the Wanderlust 21-day yoga challenge visit www.fordcares.com.


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* What are some of the symptoms of breast cancer
Breast Cancer Survival Manual: http://amzn.to/2reOtlH

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. 18.2% of all deaths from cancer worldwide including both males and females are from breast cancer.

Breast cancer usually starts off in the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply them with milk. And this malignant tumor can spread to other parts of the body. Unlike the common myth that a lump is the only indication of breast cancer, there are multiple symptoms, that can help in proactively seeking advanced diagnostics and medical help at an early stage.

0:41 Warning signs of breast cancer vary from woman to woman, and there are some cases where symptoms don't show up at all, even in mammography scans.
Anyhow, let’s see what are some of the symptoms of breast cancer,

1. Pain in the breast or chest 0:55

2. Itchy breasts 1:16

3. Pain around upper back, shoulder and neck area 1:36

4. Changes in breast shape, size, or appearance 2:09

5. Change in nipple appearance or sensitivity 2:43

6. Swelling or lump in your armpit 3:15

7. Red, swollen breasts 3:56

So, These are some of the symptoms of breast cancer you should know. Do take a note of it, and stay healthy.
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18 Responses to “4 ways to take back control from breast cancer”

  1. Healthveins Reply

    Breast Cancer Survival Manual: http://amzn.to/2reOtlH

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  2. Jeon Jungkook Reply

    My other nipple is like changing shape and my chest is hurting like im in hell and mom says I can't go to school till i get a checkup goodbye perfect attendance

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  3. Alice Brashear Reply

    I'm scared now

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  4. Not Kaitlyn Reply

    My sister has had lumps in her breasts before and like every girl in my family has them (including myself) her doctor did a mammogram and it came back negative for breast cancer, her breasts were only growing. The doctor said it was just cartilage in her breasts and she was only growing. So you shouldn't automatically think you have breast cancer because you shared some of the "signs" in this video, if your around 13 Or 14 or younger it's just your boobs growing, if you were 23+ I would consult a doctor also Boobs itching is super normal, so is when your boobs hurt around the time your about the get your period just ask a doctor if you don't think something is normal or if it feels like something is wrong. Also the music in this video makes me have anxiety lmao

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  5. Ava Brenneman Reply

    I'm only 10 and my boobs are uneven, itchy, and when I itch them the bruise like feeling hurts more…Dear god, please bless these people with long lives and happy/healthy. Can I get an amen?
    Amen

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  6. Ashley Torres Reply

    Dang. This just hit me hard. I'm a 15 year old who got examined for breast cancer to find a lump. I'm going in on the 28th for and ultrasound to see if the tissue is cancerous, but then I watched this and it makes me think I have cancer even more. Plus the song is hella depressing haha. Anyways, I have a lump, and under my armpit is hella soar, but I didn't know that could be a sign of Breast cancer. It feels like harder tissue under my armpit so imma assume the worse, but if I remember ill let y'all know if I have cancer or not on the 28th. Wish me luck. God bless!

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  7. Maria Reply

    very ominous theme!!!

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  8. Delta Aqua Reply

    Shit

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  9. arigatou itsume Reply

    My breast is pain is that meam i have breast cancer

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  10. arigatou itsume Reply

    My breast is pain is that meam i have breast cancer?

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  11. arigatou itsume Reply

    My breast is pain is that meam i have breast cancer?

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  12. Squishy life Omg Reply

    I have breast cancer ehattttt

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  13. 1Haruka Senpai3 Reply

    Pray for me I have a surgery tomorrow because on this….so scared. Everything that is shown in this video has happened to me…

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  14. mongolian yojas Reply

    I have pain in back shoulder. And my breast was itchy some days ago.not now it is gone. Is that a breast cancer?

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  15. I Love Honsol Reply

    Everything that happens to me when im entering my period..

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  16. sissy wee Reply

    red thingy appeared on my breast surface but it doesnt feel hot. do i have to feel worry about that? or is it just some kind of allergic? im 17 anw

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  17. Life as wendy Reply

    I think my mom has breast cancer holy shit I'm not lying to get attention, we are going to a specialist omg, I'm so worried

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  18. Hazera x Reply

    Can you get breast cancer at 12 cause this 8 year old girl did

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