Jo-Anne Courtney Penco

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Blogging Through Breast Cancer

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The WordPress.com Blog

Earlier this year, we highlighted a few mental health bloggers on WordPress.com. Many people with health challenges use blogs to vent, commiserate, and inspire — check the diabetes, celiac, or fibromyalgia topics to find networks of bloggers sharing treatment tips, success stories, and more.

Women coping with young-onset breast cancer or with the BRCA gene (the mutation that prompted Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy) are building a particularly robust, feisty community. Here are a few survivors speaking out:

Ticking Time Bombs

Twenty-three-year-old Rachel Horn is already observing the second anniversary of her bilateral prophylactic mastectomy — the complete removal of all her breast tissue in response to testing positive for BRCA. She chronicles the surgery and its aftermath on Ticking Time Bombs:

time bombs

Along with descriptions of the BRCA genes and resources for women at riskTicking Time Bombs walks readers through the entire process of diagnosis, decision-making, surgery, breast…

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Author: mejocourt

I am a 2nd year Student enrolled with COSTAATT and currently on my 2nd Term. I am employed with the National Library and Information Systems Authority and have been a Clerk Typist II for the past thirteen years. I have decided to further my education in the field of Librarianship and I am grateful for the opportunity given by COSTAATT to accomplish this goal. NOTE: I am an identical twin!

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