Lessons from Pippi Longstocking

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When I was a little girl, I identified strongly with Pippi Longstocking, a fictional character in a series of children’s books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Like Pippi, I was a lively, gangly child… Continue reading

Self help by the book

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 Self-help books have reached their 150th anniversary and while some say they are no use, certain doctors recommend them, writes Charlie Taylor in today’s Irish Times, Health Supplement. AS THE 150th anniversary of… Continue reading

Meat-Free Mondays

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Q. What has a former Beatle, a breast cancer survivor and a Coldplay singer got in common? A. They all support the Meat-Free Monday initiative. Backed by celebrities ranging from Chris Martin to… Continue reading

When cancer is a lone journey

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I was very lucky to have great support from family during my cancer treatment. That support was vital to my recovery on both a practical and emotional level. So, I felt quite sad and humbled… Continue reading

Lowering your estrogen levels may prevent cancer recurrence

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 Research published last year, suggests women may be able to lower their risk of recurrence by taking steps to reduce their estrogen levels.  A study of more than 300 breast cancer patients found… Continue reading

Making treatment decisions that are right for you!

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I believe firmly and have written about it many times on this blog that women have the right to choose which treatment options are best for them. They should be partners with their… Continue reading

Researchers find genetic key to breast cancer

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New research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) sheds light on a genetic function that gives breast cancer cells the ability to survive and spread to the bone years after… Continue reading

Army of Women

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Have you heard of the Love/Avon Army of Women partnership?  It is driven by two key partnerships that will accelerate the research necessary to discover ways to prevent breast cancer: a partnership between the… Continue reading

Defining survivorship

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I have written a lot about the concept of cancer survivorship and it is a word that is used extensively in literature and elsewhere, so I thought it would be helpful to explore in… Continue reading

The art of relaxation

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Knowing how to lower our levels of stress and anxiety is a vital skill to learn. Dr Michael G. Holt believes that “relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear of… Continue reading