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4 women on what comforted them during breast cancer treatment

When I am feeling fearful about anything breast cancer-related, I will place my left hand over the tattoo (it’s on my left side ribs) and breathe deeply. It may sound silly, but I do draw strength from it. Photo: Pexels

(Sarah Klein/ Health) –– Coping with breast cancer treatment isn’t easy, no matter how many casseroles appear on the doorstep, or how often the neighbors pick up the kids from school. Breast cancer patients face a roller-coaster of emotions, ranging from fear and loss to courage and gratitude.

To get through it, women often draw strength from supportive family and friends, and thoughtful texts, emails, and gifts. But sometimes a keepsake or another special object provides a dose of much-needed comfort.

We asked four women who have been through treatment to share what that special item was for them.

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