A tribute to loved ones

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At the LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit taking place this week in Dublin, there is a touching “tribute wall” where delegates can post the names of those friends and loved ones who have been… Continue reading

This is what it’s all about

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What a great day today at the pre-event registration for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit here in Dublin. A great feeling of being part of an historic global event. I met some wonderful… Continue reading

LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit Starts

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I spent this morning at a volunteer induction session for the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit which starts tomorrow at the RDS, Dublin. It  was a terrific introduction to the work of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Their global… Continue reading

A recipe for healthy living

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Given how random it sometimes appears to be, you would be forgiven for believing that becoming chronically ill is sometimes down to bad luck or karma. We read about the strange things that can… Continue reading

What is a winner?

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Now that the blog contest is over and I came 2nd, it’s time to reflect on what I’ve learned about myself. I didn’t enter this competition to win; I entered it for fun and… Continue reading

How romance could cause cancer

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Ok, I shouldn’t really use such dramatic headlines, but you got to admit, this is an arresting one from the Telegraph newspaper:  Romantic candles could cause cancer, say scientists But behind the sensationalist headline, there does… Continue reading

I need your help!

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UPDATE! Today is the last day of voting – I am running in second place so I really need your vote. You can vote more than once! Voting ends 12pm Eastern. Just click… Continue reading

Woman whose breast reduction operation saved her life

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  A breast reduction operation saved a mother of four’s life after it revealed cancer missed by a routine screening only a few weeks earlier. Angela Martinelli, 54, chose surgery because her 34J chest… Continue reading

Actress Rebekah Gibbs on her breast cancer battle

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I have been reading an interview with the former Casualty actress Rebekah Gibbs, who was diagnosed with breast cancer just nine weeks after her baby’s birth. Ironically her character Nina in Casualty had to… Continue reading

A story of friendship and courage

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I was very moved watching the documentary Farrah’s Story, far more so than I expected to be and very impressed with Farrah’s spirit and determination to beat cancer. Making that documentary and sticking… Continue reading