Tag: breast cancer

The summer of 2012 changed Jan Wadsack’s life. Now, more than three years later– after breast cancer, a double mastectomy and arduous reconstruction, thyroid tumors, a year of chemo treatments, infections, frightening genetic test results and even a cancer battle for her dog–she embraces life with a sense of gratitude and a new “after cancer” …

Breast cancer affects one in eight women, but I never thought I’d be one of those statistics. After all, there was no cancer of any kind in my family. But just short of my fiftieth birthday in 2001, while raising three wonderful children, having just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary, and leading a fairly successful …

In the days following my diagnosis of breast cancer, I needed ample time alone for reflection. Sometimes I’d just sit in the backyard writing about things I might never want to share, but other times, my journal entries actually became published articles that helped other women cope with their own demons and issues surrounding breast …