This page lists resources that may be of help. The Internet can also provide breast cancer information, just make sure the source of information is reliable and trustworthy. Is the source reputable? Is the source affiliated with a university, health organization or government agency? Before you take any action based on something you find on the Web, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider and get at least one other opinion, before deciding what is best for you.
One of my favorite songs from my childhood is “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross. There is a line in the song that my mother used to shout at the top of her lungs whenever the song would come on the radio: “If you need me call me, no matter where you are, no matter how far. Just call my name, I’ll be there in a hurry, you don’t have to worry.” She would sing those words and I knew she meant them too. Day or night, if my sisters and I ever needed her, she would be there.
Feeling violated and betrayed by your own body is a normal side effect of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. As physical and emotional scars slowly start to heal, we strive to learn how to love ourselves again.