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

Become a cancer warrior

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  Cancer Warrior Coalition is creating a powerful unified collaboration of citizens and organizational entities to pool resources, talent, information, research and efforts in order to effect necessary change in the way we… Continue reading

Statins may help prevent breast cancer

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may help to prevent breast cancer build up resistance to the gold standard treatment, a study has found. Laboratory research carried out in the US suggests tumours are shielded against the… Continue reading

Younger women delay breast check

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Many women who find a lump in their breast delay seeing a doctor because they believe that only women over 50 or those with a family history develop breast cancer, a new study… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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  Today’s poem was written for Poetry in Pink Breast Cancer fundraiser by Jani Rosado. On her website Musings and Scribbles, Jani states so eloquently that she writes ” to connect, to understand… Continue reading

Do you know what your body is telling you?

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As cancer survivors, I reckon we are all very tuned into what our bodies are telling us. Perhaps  too tuned in at times, when every slight ache and twinge can lead to fears… Continue reading