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

Can patient confidentiality be breached online?

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A leading journal has revealed that medics posting messages on networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are breaching patient confidentiality. Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found examples of… Continue reading

My pregnancy fears allayed

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I have mentioned before that the effect of chemotherapy on my fertility was the most devastating aspect of being diagnosed with breast cancer. For some women, the result is permanent infertility, others, like… Continue reading

A husband’s story

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What is it like to have a partner diagnosed with cancer? Here is an extract from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book, recounting what it was like for one man. When my wife was… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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Today’s Meat Free Monday recipe is a very special one! Not just because it is a delicious recipe, but because it is an original created by an original….Chari Olmedo. I first encountered Chari… Continue reading

Childhood cancer survivors at risk of breast cancer

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Although women treated with chest radiation for childhood cancers constitute one of the highest risk populations for breast cancer, they are far less likely to begin receiving early mammograms when they should, say… Continue reading