Dorothy’s Story: Tai Chi gave me a purpose

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I came across the story of Dorothy and her experience with Tai Chi on the Real Women, Real Advice blog.  Dorothy says when she received her breast cancer diagnosis, it felt like a death sentence. At… Continue reading

More women with early-stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

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A University of Minnesota cancer surgeon and researcher has found a dramatic increase in the number of women diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed.… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is a wonderful combination of colours and flavours, bursting with antioxidants. Salad of roasted squash, beetroot and feta cheese Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into small… Continue reading

How to stay safe during a hospital stay

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I have just been watching a very interesting CNN report which hightlights the frightening fact that medical errors kill up to 98,000 U.S. hospital patients a year. Wow that is some figure. I… Continue reading

Do self-help books really help?

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This year the world celebrates 150 years of self-help books but do these books really work? I myself am a sucker for many of these books, as my groaning book-shelves will attest to, but I… Continue reading

Why do you think breast cancer gets so much attention?

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This was the question posed at Centerarticles recently, and more specifically why does it get more attention than prostate cancer. It is interesting because I have heard this levelled as an accusation many… Continue reading

Mammography and dense breasts

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Dense breasts can make traditional mammograms more difficult to interpret. But this doesn’t mean a traditional mammogram is useless for detecting cancer or other breast abnormalities in women with dense breasts. Breast tissue… Continue reading

Fruit for free

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The  blackberries have come early this season along the Irish country lanes and the brambles are now heavy with fruit, just ripe for the picking. It is one of the great pleasures for me of… Continue reading

Squeezing fitness into your day

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Many, many times I have written here about the benefits of exercise in cancer prevention and recurrence. While I may not be able to control whether or not my cancer comes back, it makes the… Continue reading

Care for the caregiver

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A few weeks ago, I posted  “Cancer – harder on the patient or the spouse?”, the personal reflection of one man on his struggles as a care-giver to his wife, who underwent treatment for breast… Continue reading