Main Menu

Saturday, December 1st, 2018


Understanding Lymphedema for People With Breast Cancer

Causes Rare, inherited disorders in which the lymph nodes and vessels don’t develop or function normally can cause lymphedema, though cases that arise this way are rare. More often, it’s another condition, infection, injury or medical procedure that blocks or damages the lymph nodes or vessels. Infections are the leading cause of secondary lymphedema (cases that are caused by something else) worldwide; however, in the United States, the main cause of the condition is surgery or radiation therapy for breast cancer. Breast cancer can result in secondary lymphedema when: Lymph nodes are removed fromRead More

Woman with incurable condition that causes extreme fat build-up in her limbs reveals how she overcame years of torment from bullies and found the courage to celebrate her body

A bold lymphedema sufferer is embracing her jiggle after years of being ashamed of her condition. Cara Cruz, 36, from New Brighton, Pennsylvania, developed lipoedema and lymphedema as a teenager and the growing problem had a devastating impact on her confidence. But after starting an Instagram account on a dare from her boyfriend, Cara burst out of her shell and into the body-positive community, and now she is determined to flaunt her curves. Speaking out: Lymphedema sufferer Cara Cruz is speaking out about her challenge to accept her natural shape after spendingRead More

40 definite things to expect in a relationship with a narcissist

Narcissists may seem charming and endearing on the surface. But their emotional abuse can leave permanent scars. Anyone who’s about to make one of the biggest decisions of their life would want to know what to expect in the future, especially when it comes to tying the knot. It’s important to know where you stand in a relationship without being thrown in the dark, unprepared to face the challenges that arise. But if you’re about to marry a narcissist, this might be harder than you think. Marriage is a mix ofRead More