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Neuropathy Webinar Expanded Q & A

 

ZBC appreciates the insights and wisdom shared by our panelists and the webinar audience who wrote in with questions and advice. Unfortunately, several people reported that healthcare providers don’t listen or do anything about their reports of neuropathy pain. Panelists all said that it is necessary to keep communicating with healthcare providers; at least one person changed healthcare systems. It may help to share the ZBC neuropathy factsheet with a provider.

Survivors are also encouraged to share their neuropathy tips and successes with each other in hopes that it will help someone else. Following is a summary of the responses provided by the panelists and participants on our webinar, with some extra questions answered.

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Heart Health & Breast Cancer

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Women who have had breast cancer are living longer than ever before. By eight years after a breast cancer diagnosis, people without metastatic disease are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment can increase the risk of some diseases of the heart and artery, also known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

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Health & Wellness After Breast Cancer Webinar Series

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Peripheral Neuropathy: Dealing with Nerve Problems During & After Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, April 27

Cancer and its treatment can damage nerves, causing pain or discomfort known as peripheral neuropathy. In this webinar, learn from a researcher, a clinician and survivors about who is most likely to be affected, the latest treatments, and how cancer survivors can cope with nerve problems.

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Zero Breast Cancer Print Materials

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Zero Breast Cancer (ZBC) offers health and wellness materials for many different audiences to reduce breast cancer risk and the risk of recurrence. With each description, we have noted what is currently in stock and available for free. If you want materials not in stock or a large amount, we can let you know the cost for ordering or provide you with print-quality files you can order yourself. Email us for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Zero Breast Cancer's 2021 Impact

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What a busy year! In 2021, we released two new collections of educational materials that we’ve been working on over the past few years, launched our Advancing Health Equity in Breast Cancer webinar series, and expanded on our well-established health promotion campaigns. We are so grateful to you for making the successes of our 25th year possible! Read on for some highlights, and please consider donating to support our ongoing work and join us in envisioning a world with zero breast cancer.

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During Difficult Times, Your Sense of Humor Can Be Your Best Ally by Rosie Mankes

 

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A two-time cancer survivor reflects on the adage that laughter is the best medicine.

I like to think of myself as a funny person. I always try to find a way to laugh about something and must admit that I am also a bit of a practical joker at times (as long as no one gets hurt). I even try to keep my sense of humor during difficult times, because it is an excellent way to break the ice in an uncomfortable situation. It helps me make light of my challenging circumstances, and it has helped me heal through considerable obstacles in life.

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What's Happening at ZBC During 2021 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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As you may have heard or noticed, this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Zero Breast Cancer has a lot going on!

One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime, and breast cancer can affect people of all genders. While we can't control whether we get breast cancer and it's not our fault if it happens to us, there are some things we can do individually and as a community to make it less likely. Check out our 13 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer campaign and our page on Risk Factors We Can Change Together to learn about simple actions that can reduce the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence.

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How to Help Kids Overcome Stress and Insufficient Sleep by Ruth Riley

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Is your child struggling with anxiety, stress, and frequent tantrums? It could be that they need to get more sleep.

Sleep is an essential bodily function that allows the mind and body to recharge. Not having enough of it can affect a child’s ability to concentrate, process information, and think clearly(1).

Sleep quality plays an essential role in a child’s physical and mental health. Children who often don’t get enough sleep eventually experience a host of other problems(2).

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