Help is Here for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors Now Struggling to Swallow Pills

Help is Here for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors Now Struggling to Swallow Pills

In one moment of one day, life changes … and not for the better. That’s the reality for 1 in 8 women in the U.S. who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime (National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.). In fact, it’s estimated that in 2020 more than 276,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer would be diagnosed in women in the U.S., as well as more than 48,500 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer, and that around 2,600 men would also be diagnosed. That’s thousands of Americans who now have to deal with the realities and side effects of cancer.

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Helping Those Fighting Cancer to Swallow Their Medicines

Helping Those Fighting Cancer to Swallow Their Medicines

With her body pumped full of chemo and skin burned from radiation, my mother was always the stoic and didn’t complain. I watched as she tried to be strong and take the pills needed to ease the pain and ward off infection, but she just couldn’t swallow them. It would take several tries to get them down and the look of pain on her face was excruciating. I would’ve given anything to help ease that pain, even just a little of it. 

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COVID-19 … It’s a Bitter Pill to Swallow

COVID-19 … It’s a Bitter Pill to Swallow

Oh, such a bitter pill and oh, so hard to swallow.

Back in late November, I went to Miami on a work trip. Not long after I returned, I felt awful. I was so very exhausted, I had a splitting headache, I was weak with no energy, and I was having a terrible time breathing. I had no idea what was wrong. I couldn’t remember another time when I had felt that badly. 

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The Side Effect of a Recently Diagnosed Disease Had Me Choking on my New Medications

The Side Effect of a Recently Diagnosed Disease Had Me Choking on my New Medications

A recent diagnosis completely changed the way I live my life … and the side effects changed how I take my new medications. 

This is my story, and while I don’t want to use my name, I do want to share how life changed for me and how I adapted. I only hope my story helps you.

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