The story doesn’t end here…

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I am returning to this question again of what happens to us once treatment ends, as it is one that fascinates me and I never tire of hearing how others experience not just… Continue reading

PARP inhibitors show promise in fight against cancer

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New drugs known as PARP inhibitors are showing promise as treatment for some of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, according to recent research. The promise could yield a brand new direction… Continue reading

Winnie’s Words of Wisdom

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So what is this little bear doing on a blog about breast cancer? Well, I have a real soft spot for AA Milne’s creation Winnie the Pooh and friends.  When the days seemed… Continue reading

Breast Health – Your Wealth

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A NEW programme being launched today at the Mardyke Arena in University College Cork hopes to heighten awareness of breast cancer among women along with assisting research, according to a leading cancer specialist… Continue reading

Farrah Fawcett funeral to take place next week

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A private funeral for actress Farrah Fawcett will be held at the Catholic cathedral of Los Angeles next Tuesday, church officials said on Friday. The service for the former “Charlie’s Angels” actress will… Continue reading

Casting for Recovery

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I have read about Casting for Recovery, fly-fishing retreats for women who’ve been through breast cancer before, so am delighted to learn that last month they had their first retreat in the Republic… Continue reading

Music as Medicine

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Earlier this month I attended the inaugural International Association for Music and Medicine conference in Limerick, hosted by the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance  in association with UL’s… Continue reading

Yard Sale for the Cure

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For Rachael Smith, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and now in remission,‘cancer’ means ‘community’ and so she created Yard Sale for the Cure. It’s an annual event where households across the country… Continue reading

Olivia Newton-John on surviving breast cancer

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      Olivia Newton-John was already an international pop star when her role as shy-turned-sexy Sandy in the movie musical “Grease” catapulted her to superstardom. That success was followed by several film… Continue reading

Secrets and lies

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I came across the following interesting  article written by Dr Wendy Harpham MD,  for Oncology Times: Do patients ever keep secrets from their physicians? Do they ever lie? These are just two of many… Continue reading