Stop worrying about breast cancer
Its Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants by Micki MyersDaring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to make you laugh your wig off.
WHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal: namely, her sense of humor and unbridled poetic license.
The result is a charming, poignant, laugh-out-loud collection that hits all the highs (morphine) and lows (everything else) of being a cancer patient and surviving with your spirit intact (even if your boobs are not).
It’s Probably Nothing . . .* provides the perfect blend of wit and pathos to help you or a loved one achieve much-needed perspective on this frightening journey, whether recently diagnosed or reveling in remission. From losing your hair (even, ahem, down there) and gaining two bouncy silicone strangers, to the pitfalls of marijuana therapy and the endless chemo-room muzak “that makes you think / survival might be overrated,” Myers reminds you that you’re not alone and that it’s okay to laugh.
Stop Worrying, It May Cost You Your Mammogram!
In some people, the fear of cancer rises to the level of an overt phobia. Most of us are not overtly phobic about cancer but it is always lurking deep in our subconscious. Why is it not an active fear? Examples of this from our daily life abound. This may seem unrelated to worrying about cancer but the underlying neurobiological mechanism is the same. But, the other side of that coin is that two out of three people remain unaffected.
For breast cancer patients, worry about recurrence is understandable. Patients wonder, could the cancer come back? Will it spread throughout the body? But up to a third of those at low risk of distant recurrence substantially overestimate that risk, according to new research. And those who overestimate their risk of recurrence have a worse quality of life. They found 36 percent of the DCIS patients and 25 percent of the low-risk patients substantially overestimated their risk of distant recurrence.
Leanne tells us how she regained confidence after her breast cancer treatment and why she's reaching out to women who are struggling with their own body image. I found a lump, which everyone told me not to worry about because I was so young. My mum has had breast cancer twice, so I knew I needed to get it checked. I went to an appointment with the consultant who worked with my mum. I took my best friend and my brother along with me as I didn't think it would be serious.
Every day has been filled with terrifying, intrusive thoughts, picturing myself critically ill. After the episode aired, I was inundated with messages from people who were also suffering with health anxiety.
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I went to the doctors a few days later and she put it down to muscle strain. She checked my armpit and all was fine. Feeling very upset and frustrated! Hello AnxietyGirl; sorry you are getting all this worry because of your anxieties. But I admit I am guessing here.