More and more advanced techniques have and are being developed every day to bring hope for a cure to this disease. In past years, a woman would only have a few choices. Now, with the help of her professional care team, treatment can be more specified to the individual. TheBreastCareSite offers information on treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, as well as holistic and artistic healing therapies to help you with your decision process.
Talk about being both a blessing and curse: Though chemotherapy is clearly an extremely important weapon in the arsenal against breast cancer, it is notorious for producing unpleasant side effects. For those undergoing, or about to undergo chemotherapy treatment, the articles below are intended to help you know what to expect, and offer suggestions on how to cope.
Radiation therapy is half of a one-two punch employed against breast cancer in many treatment plans (the other half, of course, being chemotherapy.) Radiation oncology is much more sophisticated today than it was in the early days of cancer treatment, but it still has some unfortunate side effects, including an increased risk of lymphedema when the underarm area is irradiated. These articles provide an overview of radiation treatments and its related side effects.
Holistic therapy is a common term for any treatment that is intended to treat the individual as a whole (mind, body and spirit). This term is also often used as a catch-phrase for complementary or alternative medicine. Whatever you care to call it, there is a growing trend toward supplementing traditional medical care with other methods of healing. These articles were chosen to help you reap the potential benefits of holistic therapy, while avoiding the pitfalls.
Sharing your creative energy can provide emotional healing and be very theraputic for you and provide a basis of enjoyment for those you wish to share with. There are many ways survivors share that energy; through art, journaling, dance, quilting, photography to name just a few. It is way of identifying and expressing your innermost emotions. It can provide you with a sense of renewal and completeness.