When a person is diagnosed with breast cancer, you find that at every turn you are looking for answers to help you deal with every aspect of your life. And we expect that our medical team will have all of the help that we need on every level. But unless our doctors have had breast cancer themselves, they can’t begin to understand with what we may be dealing so we turn to the Internet for help. But, soon we may find ourselves becoming overwhelmed with all of the information that is available while never being able to zero in on answers to our own specific issue(s). That is why I have partnered with Breast Cancer Healthline because I really want to share the FREE Breast Cancer Healthline app with you. But, let me explain how this really works and why I think that it is so important to all of us.
And please help out others who are dealing with or have dealt with breast cancer by sharing the information about the Breast Cancer Healthline app. By doing so, you are not only helping yourself to find answers to questions that your medical team may not have but also you might just be the best resource for another cancer patient who is dealing with an issue with which you are already familiar.Barbara Jacoby
Each person’s breast cancer is as individual as their fingerprints and their personal DNA. As an example, my sister was diagnosed two years ago with the same type and stage of breast cancer that I had with the testing of our actual cancers resulting in the recommendation of no need for chemotherapy. However, we were both given information to decide whether we wanted to have radiation treatment and hormone therapy treatment. For my sister, she was so grateful to have me to discuss these choices and when it came to choosing the specific hormone therapy, based upon my previous success with a particular drug, her oncologist chose the same one for her that I had taken. And while I had side effects from the generic brand of that drug, she did not while I was successfully able to take the name brand formulation.
This is why the Breast Cancer Healthline app is a game changer. It matches you with your own “sister” who has the same type of breast cancer that you have and with whom you can share your own discussions in private. Whether it is a question of side effects that you are experiencing from a mutually-prescribed medication or questions regarding treatment options or experiences or procedures, you are matched with someone who has had actual personal experiences with the issues for which you are looking for answers. This is information that mostly likely no member of your medical team has ever known and maybe may not even be contained in any written literature that they have and can now become a part of your shared decision-making with your doctor for your own course of treatment.
There is one other major reason for getting the Breast Cancer Healthline app. When I started having side effects from my hormone therapy treatment, I did not realize that the joint pain that I was experiencing was due to a side effect of the change of my medication to the generic brand. Therefore, when I did the research about this being a possibility, I stopped taking my medication to determine if this was the cause and I know that I am not the only one who did this rather than discussing this my doctors because I was scared. Had I had the Breast Cancer Healthline app available to me, I could have been matched with someone else who would have had the same experience with that medication at which point I would have felt empowered to discuss the issue with my doctors in order to make a change.
And please help out others who are dealing with or have dealt with breast cancer by sharing the information about the Breast Cancer Healthline app. By doing so, you are not only helping yourself to find answers to questions that your medical team may not have but also you might just be the best resource for another cancer patient who is dealing with an issue with which you are already familiar.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.