Weight lifting good for women with lymphedema

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I have been following this headline through various tweets today, and I must say that I am surprised at this finding. I remember after surgery, being given a photocopied page of things to avoid… Continue reading

Hair today…gone tomorrow

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Recently I have been reading advice posted on various blogs on how to deal with hair loss during chemotherapy. It brings back memories of my own experiences during cancer treatment and I searched… Continue reading

“Scrubs” star speaks of her mother’s breast cancer

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I enjoy the character of nurse Carla Espinosa in the TV sitcom, “Scrubs”. Recently the actress, Judy Reyes who plays the character of Carla,was interviewed by Everyday Health.com about her mother’s diagnosis and… Continue reading

Is this image offensive?

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Checking out Pink Ribbons Project’s blog this week, I was completely stopped in my tracks by this image. What a powerful statement with very little words – and powerful on so many levels.… Continue reading

Breast reconstruction – a woman’s right to choose

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Today I am returning to a subject I have dealt with several times, that of a woman’s right to be informed of all breast reconstructive options available to her so that she can make an… Continue reading

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