On this blog I mostly write about the scientific and research aspects of breast cancer and other women’s illnesses. I decided to blog about another aspect of breast cancer in this post.
Coping with breast cancer with one’s self or a relative or close friend is very trying. People have various methods for expressing their emotions. One way a lot of women deal with it is through creative and artistic endeavors – either by doing the creating themselves or through the creations of others.
In Arizona a group of over 50 musicians recorded a CD to bring attention to some breast cancer issues but also donate 50% of their profits. They call themselves the ‘The Amada Project‘. Amada means ‘the loved one’ in Spanish and was inspired by a The Susan G. Komen Foundation race.
Kanika is an artist as well as an East African word that means ‘Black cloth’. She has created sculptures that depict survivors of breast cancer and celebrates their courage. Many of these sculptures are available as pendants.
Another great example of creative expressions of breast cancer is the Breast Cancer Answers Art Gallery – it is a collection of art from more than 25 people affected by cancer. It contains both images and poetry expressing strength, recovery, anger, fear, healing and more.
The above endeavors have not only helped the creators of the art but also anyone that views it. There is no doubt that expressing emotions through art can help with the healing process.
Do you feel the medical profession understands this fully? Do doctors realize its importance to their patients and their patients families? Do they need to? If so, in what ways can this need be communicated to those in the medical profession?
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