Meat Free Monday

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Today I am posting a very special recipe – special because my lovely friend Debbie, is sharing it with us.  Debbie Matriccino Thomas is a cancer survivor who writes her own blog, Debbie’s… Continue reading

Young breast cancer survivors and the 5 year milestone

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Because of treatment advances, more and more women are living longer after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Young, premenopausal women may live for many years with a history of the disease. Yet only… Continue reading

Being before doing

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I met Pasha Hogan, two years ago, at the Young Survival Coalition conference in Washington DC, where she sought out the two Irish girls who had travelled all the way across the Atlantic… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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To Risk To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement, To expose feelings is to risk exposing… Continue reading

The nesting instinct of cancer

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Last month in the New York Times,  Dana Jennings, who has been writing a regular column about his experience of dealing with prostate cancer, wrote about his desire to “nest” following treatment: “More… Continue reading

Top cancer advances 2009

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Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology releases a report that pinpoints the top advances in cancer treatment, prevention and screening. This year, ASCO identified 15 key advances in four areas.  Here is… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is a healthy alternative to traditional burgers.  Falafel burgers are based on chickpeas which are high in protein and one of the earliest cultivated vegetables. They are a good  source… Continue reading

Breast cancer changes with spread

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Nearly 40% of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread, a UK study shows.  The researchers say this could mean that patients require changes to their treatment regime. They analysed 211 tumours… Continue reading

Support Movember

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Movember, the month formerly known as November, has been set aside to raise money for Action Prostate Cancer, an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society. Talented photographer, Chari Olmedo has created an album of… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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While I don’t usually make any claims for cancer fighting food, it is claimed that specific anti-carcinogens are bound to the red colouring matter in beetroot which supposedly helps fight against cancer. Additional… Continue reading