A husband’s story

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What is it like to have a partner diagnosed with cancer? Here is an extract from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, recounting what it was like for one man. When my wife was… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is a very special one! Not just because it is a delicious recipe, but because it is an original created by an original….Chari Olmedo. I first encountered Chari… Continue reading

Childhood cancer survivors at risk of breast cancer

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Although women treated with chest radiation for childhood cancers constitute one of the highest risk populations for breast cancer, they are far less likely to begin receiving early mammograms when they should, say… Continue reading

Finding support online

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  Those of you who know me, especially from following me on Twitter, know what an advocate I am of online support in dealing with cancer. I have written about this on the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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  I died from minerality and became vegetable; And from vegetativeness I died and became animal. I died from animality and became man.   Then why fear disappearance through death?   Next time I shall… Continue reading

How did you make your breast cancer surgery decision?

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I have just been reading the results of a  new study which shows that about three-quarters of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer have a friend or family member with them at their… Continue reading

Breast cancer intervention reduces depression

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I am back on my pet subject again! I believe so strongly that because depression often lingers long after treatment has ended, the psycho-social aspects of a cancer diagnosis must be addressed from… Continue reading

Remembering Patrick Swayze

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I woke this morning to the sad news that Patrick Swayze, an actor who attained iconic status in my teenage years as the star of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, died last night after living with pancreatic… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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  Tomato, eggplant/aubergine and feta linguine Ingredients (serves 4) 1 medium aubergine/eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 1 red onion, cut into wedges salt and cracked black pepper 3 vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges… Continue reading

Can Twitter make you happy?

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I’ve just been reading a post on the Social Media Today blog which points to  “a fascinating piece in today’s NY Times Magazine, Is Happiness Catching. The article describes an innovative study by Nicholas Christakis… Continue reading