Don’t cut up your carrots

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Cooking carrots whole before chopping them up boosts their anti-cancer properties by 25 per cent, researchers say. Leaving the vegetable intact prevents valuable nutrients from being easily washed away into the water, claim… Continue reading

Improving doctor-patient communication

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I am delighted to learn that the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has launched an online education program that coaches healthcare professionals on skills they may never have been taught… Continue reading

A sister’s loving tribute

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I came across the website of the Warwick Foundation today and was moved to tears by the way  its founder Samantha Lehmann writes of the death of her brother from cancer. She has created… Continue reading

Write a letter to cancer

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If you could write a letter to your cancer, what would you say? What words would spill onto the page, words of sadness? anger? despair? or hope? gratitude? I believe that writing is a… Continue reading

Returning to work after cancer

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Some of us choose to work right through our treatment for cancer, while others will find themselves on certified sick leave for a period of time. This may be of a few months duration,… Continue reading

Key to the Cure Campaign

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Michael Kors and Heidi Klum, “Project Runway” collaborators, are extending their rapport to a charitable cause. The duo has been tapped by Saks Fifth Avenue and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Saks’… Continue reading

New support for cancer patients

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The cancer journey no longer has to be a lonely, confusing experience now that the Cumberland Health Authority has a cancer patient navigator in place. So runs the headline in the Amherst Daily… Continue reading

Breast reconstructive surgery

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After a mastectomy, many women choose to have breast reconstructive surgery for both emotional and physical reasons. There are different methods of doing this. Here is an overview of the most common types… Continue reading

Cancer on the ropes

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When Dottie Copeland was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, she left the room, found her husband waiting for her and said, “I got cancer. Let’s go get a hamburger, I’m hungry.” Copeland… Continue reading

Why do women avoid cancer screening?

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Fear plays a major role in whether women decide to go for cancer screening or not, but healthcare providers underestimate how much women need to know and wrongly assume that they will ask… Continue reading