In a bid to make a blogger out of Karen, I am sharing another excerpt from our email correspondence (with Karen’s permission). I value her wisdom and compassion so much and really think… Continue reading
Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.
Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.
Earlier today I was on one of my regular healthcare Twitter chats and I heard the news that the wonderful patient advocate Jessie Gruman has died. I was so shocked and deeply saddened… Continue reading
I am honored to be taking part in a special lecture at Flinders University Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Adelaide, South Australia, with co-host Cancer Voices SA that will explore the mechanisms and therapeutic benefits of… Continue reading
I recently received the following e-mail from a health & science writer with NYMag.com: Hi there, I’m a health & science writer with NYMag.com, and I thought I’d reach out to gauge your… Continue reading
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at any age is an overwhelming and frightening experience, but being diagnosed with breast cancer when you are a younger woman brings its own unique challenges. Facing a… Continue reading
Today is my mother’s birthday. The third I have marked without her since she died. Her birthday was the last day I got to spend with her as my Mum; the next day she… Continue reading
My friend, fellow breast cancer survivor Gai Comans, has just released a new guide called “Survivor Secrets – Empower Your Life”. And, alongside some other names which will be familiar to you, I… Continue reading
Originally posted on After Twenty Years:
In one of the most interesting presentations at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, physicians and other attendees heard from a researcher who has spent thirty…
Seems I missed this study published late last year in Genetics In Medicine, a scientific analysis of the Angelina Jolie effect. You will recall that back in May 2013, Angelina Jolie revealed in… Continue reading
Chris Elliot, The Guardian readers’ editor, has today responded to the overwhelming criticism the newspaper received for publishing Emma Keller’s article attacking Lisa Adams. He begins by apportioning blame to the editing process,… Continue reading
Since I posted a summary yesterday of the backlash against the Kellers’ opinions on Lisa Adam’s sharing her experience of Stage IV cancer with the world via social media, there has been a… Continue reading
Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to… Continue reading