Extra-ordinary women battling cancer

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The documentary Farrah’s Story finally made it to Irish TV the other night and I was incredibly moved watching Farrah’s struggle to beat cancer. As I watched Farrah fly back and forth between the US and Germany for… Continue reading

Role of diet in cancer prevention

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As the link between diet and cancer becomes clearer, and studies show some links between certain foods and cancer, people are increasingly looking to nutrition as a way to prevent or even survive… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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I love reading poetry so I have decided each Friday I would like to share a favorite poem with you. Today I have been reading this poem by Mary Oliver and have been moved by its… Continue reading

Survivor guilt

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You would think that surviving cancer would be like holding a winning lottery ticket. After all, you’ve “beaten death” haven’t you? You get to live. You should be elated but it doesn’t always… Continue reading

Intimacy after cancer

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I wrote yesterday on the subject of body image and how we perceive ourselves in a seemingly image obsessed world. Once a woman has been treated for cancer, she may develop a negative body… Continue reading

Breast cancer and body image

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Of course we know that we are much much more than our bodies, but in this perfect-body image obsessed world, our scars and so-called  “imperfections” are often hidden and the world misses an… Continue reading

Free networking event

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  Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for its free networking meeting, Fear of Recurrence: Coping with Stress and Seeking Support, on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the… Continue reading

How did your child cope with your diagnosis of breast cancer?

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The organisation Living Beyond Breast Cancer is looking for stories on how children coped with their mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer, to feature in their Insight newsletter. It can be hard for children when they hear… Continue reading

Losing a mother to breast cancer

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I mentioned Dawn Porter’s excellent documentary, “My Breasts Could Kill Me ” which was shown on Sky 1 earlier this week.  Dawn’s mother died from breast cancer when she was only 34, two… Continue reading

Identical twins with breast cancer at the same time

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As Phil Mickelson’s wife and mother both undergo treatment for breast cancer at the same time, I wonder how many other families are dealing with a similar situation? I personally know of two… Continue reading