“Sunbed kills new bride”

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Ok, so the headline in tabloid sensationalist, but it did catch my attention today when I was buying my usual Sunday paper, splashed across the front page of the Sunday Express. It is a… Continue reading

Can social media sites help fight breast cancer?

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My good Twitter friend, Peg Mulligan, who is responsible for opening my eyes to a whole new world of social media, was recently interviewed for a health.com article on the role of social… Continue reading

Worried about swine flu during chemotherapy?

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When I was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, I was told, as all chemo patients, are to report any signs of colds or flu straight away, to avoid situations where you know germs… Continue reading

Understanding hereditary cancer

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All cancers are due to changes in our genes, called mutations. If you are born with a gene mutation that leads to cancer, it is called a hereditary cancer.  Learn what makes hereditary… Continue reading

10 breast cancer myths debunked

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There are many myths surrounding the causes of breast cancer. The first of these which we should clear up right away is that a diagnosis of cancer is an automatic death sentence. It… Continue reading

Courageous Women, Fearless Living

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The 4th annual Courageous Women, Fearless Living Retreat for women touched by cancer will take place August 26-30 at Shambala Mountain Center, Colorado, USA. I have written a lot about the emotional and… Continue reading

The man who wants to change the name of breast cancer

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A campaigner who is the youngest man in Britain to be diagnosed with breast cancer is to launch a nationwide campaign calling for the name of the illness to be changed  Nicky Avery, 27,… Continue reading

Pretty is what changes

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I came across this in a bookstore when in the US last month. The title “Pretty Is What Changes” attracted me initially. The title comes from Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park With George, “Pretty isn’t… Continue reading

The loneliness of the long-distance cancer survivor

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Another day, another study confirming that cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends.  The study… Continue reading

Canvas of Hope

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  The Canvas of Hope is a collection of works of art created from microscopic images of breast cancer at Touro University.  The project came about when a group of students, studying second year… Continue reading