Scientists on brink of cancer treatment revolution

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Cancer treatment will be dramatically transformed in the near future as a number of research projects reach fruition. Sir David Lane, chief scientist at Cancer Research UK,  revealed this week that teams are… Continue reading

9 things you should know about breast cancer

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  Yesterday I attended the launch by Europa Donna Ireland (EDI) of  a leaflet highlighting the 9 things every woman in Ireland should know about breast cancer. It is the first time a… Continue reading

Would you take a pill to erase bad memories?

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This was the question I pondered today as I read about a drug which has been developed to erase painful memories.  If you have seen the 2004  film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless… Continue reading

Cynthia Nixon goes passionately pink

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As a breast cancer survivor and the daughter of a two-time breast cancer survivor, Cynthia Nixon is passionate about spreading awareness for a disease that has had a large impact on her family. She… Continue reading

Virtual cancer model developed

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Researchers at UK’s Dundee University have been given more than £1.5m to come up with a model that can measure the shape and speed of cancer. The university has long pioneered the use… Continue reading

In your face – one woman’s memoir of cancer

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I am borrowing today’s post from my online friend Lily, an avid reader, who this month chose In your face by Lia Mills. I really enjoyed Lily’s review of this book, which she… Continue reading

More research needed to help DCIS

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So back to business again this morning and today I am highlighting a recent medical story which recommends that more research is needed to indicate which DCIS patients are candidates for less invasive surgery. This is something… Continue reading

Reflections on my 5 year cancerversary

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So for those who are thinking by now.. enough with the cancerversary – we’ve heard it all ..this is the last word on the subject I promise.  So please indulge me for just one… Continue reading

Obligation of the cured

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  At the recent LiveStrong Global Cancer Summit held here in Dublin last month, Lance Armstrong spoke of the “the obligation of the cured” – the idea that those who survive cancer should… Continue reading

And so the journey began

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How suddenly life can change. How illusory that feeling of control over our lives…. As you can see, I am in a reflective mood this week, as I remember the strange limbo I found… Continue reading