Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Great Breast Cancer Retreat in Beautiful Wisconsin!

Breast Cancer Recovery announces an Infinite Boundaries® retreat
July 21-24, 2011
Madeline Island Music Camp, La Pointe, Wisconsin

Please share this with women who might be interested.

FEE IS $400

Based on the belief that the journey to recovery and survivorship involves the total woman – mind and body – the retreat will help women find inner strength, gain courage and experience the hope needed to live each day beyond the boundaries of breast cancer.  Created by breast cancer survivors, the retreat offers a four-day program that features discussion on topics such as living with the fear of recurrence; creative arts designed to promote healing through self-expression; physical wellness through body movement and a kayak experience which has always been a highlight for the women who have attended over the years. This activity is designed to be accessible to everyone. We paddle on a pristine back water lagoon.

You will stay at the Madeline Island Music Camp Lodges. Each two-story lodge is constructed of rough hewn wood, with a cozy screen porch, small kitchenette, and seven private and air-conditioned bedrooms. Each lodge contains dormitory-style bathrooms, consisting of four sinks and four enclosed showers and toilets. Nestled among a lovely wooded area with birch and pine trees, you might see blue heron, crane and deer during your stay on the Island. You will enjoy delicious, nutritious meals prepared by Chef Jonathan Berthel.

Located on beautiful Lake Superior, the Music Camp is created to embrace nature:  aromatic pine air, sparkling clear water, and brilliant night skies. An escape for the mind and body, the setting is ideal for our Infinite Boundaries retreat concept of “healing in nature.”

The fee for the four-day, three-night retreat is $400 due to the many generous donors who help to underwrite a large portion of retreat expenses.  The retreat fee includes all meals, lodging, program materials and activities.  A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot in this retreat.  Breast Cancer Recovery offers scholarships which help to make Infinite Boundaries retreats affordable to more women.  Additional information about this and other Infinite Boundaries retreats can be found at, by calling 888-821-1140 or by sending an email to


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Sorry I have been so quiet this week. My laptop appears to have gone to the big server in the sky!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

ASCO:Primary care doctors say they want and need more training to help cancer patients!

Woo-hoo! I rarely get giddy about a study from an oncology conference, but this one makes me happy. I have wondered for a while why there are not internists who specialize in working with cancer survivors.

Most oncologists are busy fighting cancer, so we really need doctors who can be the hub of our medical care. I have always wondered why these folks are not around.

Now a new study out at ASCO confirms what I, a lowly blogger have been saying.

"PCPs seem aware that there is something else they should be doing for their patients, but are unclear as to what that "something else" is."

Adorable! Firefighter goes pink to battle breast cancer and flames!

 This made me smile.  See real men do wear pink!

Image from WTOP Radio

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Balancing Cancer and Your Career

I think this conference in NYC June 17 sounds fabulous!

Read all about it!

Doctor and Breast Cancer Survivor Opens Online Shop for Patients


Melanie Bone, MD, was not yet 40 years old and had four young children when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. “Even though I am a doctor and surgeon, I learned firsthand about the side effects of cancer treatment,” said Dr. Bone, a nutritional gynecologist. “I was too sick to work, so I spent time thinking about how to make the cancer experience easier for future cancer patients.”
Dr. Bone’s careful consideration of this question, drawing on her experiences as a cancer patient, has culminated in Cancer Shop USA , a unique online store offering patient-requested and physician-approved products to alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and to address physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical issues related to cancer and its treatment.

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