• Miracle Flight
    27th Miracle Flight to Life-Saving Treatment This Week

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be winding down, but Patricia Levett’s battle against metastatic breast cancer continues. This week, the 48-year-old grandmother from Clayton, North Carolina, will embark on her 27th Miracle Flight to the ongoing medical...

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  • Living with Cancer

    No one could have expected decades ago that there would still be so many people living with cancer. With scientific advances, research and funding, many would have assumed we would have a world cured from these terrible...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Life Is This Moment

    2017 was to be a milestone year. I was turning 50, celebrating 30 years of marriage to my high school sweetheart and our five children were busy striving toward their goals and dreams. In hindsight, though, I...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Benefits cancer treatments close to home
    Benefits of Cancer Treatments Close to Home


    A cancer diagnosis is tough enough, but traveling for hours to receive care and treatment can pose a seemingly insurmountable additional challenge for the many patients who reside hours away from big city cancer centers. Is all...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Breast Cancer Survivorship: A Focus on Menopause Management, Intimacy, & Quality of Life

    As great progress is being made every day in curing or significantly controlling many cancers, survivorship is becoming an increasingly important concept and consideration when treating cancer patients. Breast cancer is the most common female cancer with...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 4 Tips for Sex After Breast Cancer
    4 Tips for Sex After Breast Cancer

    By Allegra Gallian– This post is sponsored by Lubrigyn, but all opinions are my own! When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, you have one thought and one goal in mind: survive. You summon your courage and face...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Pink Plate Campaign: How Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives
    Pink Plate Campaign: How Early Detection of Breast Cancer Saves Lives

    By Allegra Gallian – When breast cancer survivor Carla Kimball, now 57, found out she had a lump in her breast that turned out to be a tumor, her initial thought wasn’t of herself. “The first thing...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    By M. Simpson – As some of you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month. We at LivingBetter50 feel it’s important to take this opportunity to share stories of hope and survival, talk about early detection...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    Life After My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    By Lori Kempton – This past week, I was quietly minding my own business when my phone started dinging over and over. It is set up to make a particular sound when someone sends me a Twitter...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • A Different Kind of Oktoberfest: Wear It Pink 2014

    By Jen Birch – Coming Together in the Fight Against Breast Cancer Image courtesy of USAG- Humphreys  (via Flickr Creative Commons, some rights reserved) Women over 50 hear it time and again: once you reach a certain...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    Breast and Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Stories: Finding Hope

    By Karen Miranda – The Internet has revolutionized the materials we use to cope with many things, including our ailments – this includes breast and ovarian cancer symptoms stories. Thousands of women all across the world are...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Fear Breast Cancer

    Completely You: Health By Stacey Colino for Completely You – Women fear breast cancer more than any other disease, according to numerous surveys, and yet, it’s heart disease, not breast cancer, that’s the leading killer of women....

    • Posted 7 years ago
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