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What Vaginal Moisturizers, Lubricants, and Condoms Should I Use?

At Hope After Breast Cancer, we have partnered with professionals in many disciplines to find answers that will help our women heal their unseen wounds.

One of the most often discussed topics in...

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What Our Experts Say About a Popular Vaginal Moisturizer

If you're a woman who has endured breast cancer, there's a good chance that your intimate life has been impacted by the treatment you received. Few of our doctors warn us about the issues we...

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Painful Intercourse

 

Many women who have gone through breast cancer treatment experience painful intercourse. This is a frustrating situation for both them and their partner.

Family Nurse Practitioner Kristina Calligan...

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I Have a New Role Model

I'm almost 62 years old. It's a great age. With age comes so many benefits. Wisdom. Patience. Not sweating the small stuff because you realize everything is the small stuff. And so much more. It's...

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Live It Up, Baby!

by Kelly McGuire

Working out in the front yard just trimming some lavender and a bald-headed beauty walks by… “hey! Why don’t you have any hair!?”, I asked. “I have...

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YES, You CAN Reclaim Your Brain!

HOW DO I GET RID OF CHEMO BRAIN ?? ITS SO FRUSTRATING.

I'm a member of many online breast cancer support groups. Being able to read what our women post helps me stay in touch with what they...

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A Cheat Sheet For Talking To Your Doctor About Sexual Issues

Reprinted with permission from our friends at Rosy Wellness

by Dr. Beth Boatman, PhD

Talk to your doctor! You have likely heard this before. While It’s important to talk to your...

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Has “The Lockdown Effect” Impacted Your Libido?

One of the “taboo” topics in the breast cancer community is how breast cancer treatment can impact a woman’s intimate life. From changes in body image due to surgery, to hormonal...

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Why Do I Have Survivor Guilt?

 

Being a part of breast cancer support groups can be a wonderful experience, learning from one another, being wrapped in the love and support of women who "get it." But one of the downsides is that...

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BREAST CANCER: You have to get it to get it.

I recently saw a sign that said,

BREAST CANCER:

You have to get it to get it.

Then I read this compelling article from 2018. I think you'll relate to everything this oncology nurse says.

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