Welcome to the non-profit, Breast Cancer MyStory, an online resource and companion designed to provide information and hope for all those affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer MyStory IS

  • A soft space to land when you have the hard diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • A site that curates content for you – news and research, resources, and a personal blog through treatment, reconstruction and life “on the other side.”
  • A place to visit for personal advice while going through treatment.
  • A way to better understand your friend or loved one and support them while going through breast cancer.
  • A space, open 24-7, to look for answers, seek inspiration and find hope to quell your 1 am worries.
  • A repository of information assembled by someone who struggled to find balanced information while going through diagnosis and treatment.
  • Authored by someone who wants to save you time and by organizing valuable information all in one place to make it just a bit easier for you and others to come.

Breast Cancer MyStory is NOT

  • A space for advertisers, promotions or sponsored endorsements.
  • Connected to any healthcare providers, hospitals or professionals.
  • Written in hard to understand language.

Please share this site with your medical and home team or anyone you think may benefit.  And join us on Facebook and Twitter @breastcancermystory to keep in touch.

How to Survive This Winter With Just Two Words

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A New Addiction: Highpointing

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Looking For The Good From “It”

We are all weary from the bad “it” has created, encapsulating us in isolation, spreading illness and claiming death. Yes, the COVID undertow pulls us out daily and it seems easier to ride in on the negativity wave. But in the midst of our pandemic, have you tried looking for the good from “it?” Perhaps…

The Waiting Game

We can wait with fear or with with purpose. For those who have had medical challenges in your life, you have already played the waiting game. Maybe you are unlucky enough to be experiencing it right now and have the added concern of dealing with COVID-19. Or maybe it is the virus or you think…

Sometimes I Forget That Normal Is The Goal

Things keep perking along in “Normal Land” until something reminds me that normal is the place I should want to be. Because sometimes I forget that almost ten years ago I was diagnosed with DCIS, Stage 0 breast cancer. I remembered recently when I made my annual appointment for a yearly physical. My remembering checks…

The Blessing of Fox Valley Food For Health

Sometimes great resources lay undiscovered until we are in need. Three years ago I was introduced to Fox Valley Food For Health (FVFFH) when a good friend of mine was battling Stage IV cancer and we were searching for healthy and convenient meal resources. Fast forward to fall of 2019 when I was faced with…