Diana Escanaverino, 59, spends a quiet moment in her Pembroke Pines home. In November 2013, Escanaverino was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy and her first round of chemotherapy, she became depressed and sought help from a psychologist. Through therapy, Escanaverino learned to use meditation, prayer, breathing exercises and reading to work through her depression. A cosmetologist, jewelry maker, translator and Flamenco singer, Escanaverino plans to return to singing, and she is studying psychology at Broward College. "At the beginning I was in shock," she said of her cancer diagnosis and surgery. Now, "I'm going to take everything that life is giving to me."
Diana Escanaverino, 59, spends a quiet moment in her Pembroke Pines home. In November 2013, Escanaverino was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy and her first round of chemotherapy, she became depressed and sought help from a psychologist. Through therapy, Escanaverino learned to use meditation, prayer, breathing exercises and reading to work through her depression. A cosmetologist, jewelry maker, translator and Flamenco singer, Escanaverino plans to return to singing, and she is studying psychology at Broward College. "At the beginning I was in shock," she said of her cancer diagnosis and surgery. Now, "I'm going to take everything that life is giving to me." MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Diana Escanaverino, 59, spends a quiet moment in her Pembroke Pines home. In November 2013, Escanaverino was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy and her first round of chemotherapy, she became depressed and sought help from a psychologist. Through therapy, Escanaverino learned to use meditation, prayer, breathing exercises and reading to work through her depression. A cosmetologist, jewelry maker, translator and Flamenco singer, Escanaverino plans to return to singing, and she is studying psychology at Broward College. "At the beginning I was in shock," she said of her cancer diagnosis and surgery. Now, "I'm going to take everything that life is giving to me." MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Beating back the depression that can come with breast cancer

September 30, 2014 2:39 PM

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