Meat Free Monday

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  We have been having some lovely warm weather for the last few days, so I am still happy to eat some nice salad for lunch, particularly as the rich purple colour of… Continue reading

New social network for women touched by HER2+ breast cancer

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Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion. Barry Lopez As regular readers know, I don’t need any convincing when it comes to the… Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me

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Today is my birthday. I feel I did a lot of my celebrating 11 days ago on my cancerversary, but can’t help also remembering that birthday I spent in 2004 in hospital just… Continue reading

Support Breast Health Day

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European Breast Health Day takes place on 15th October and women are being urged to do do something active to mark the day. You can do this by organising an “Exercise Event” in… Continue reading

Fertility hope for younger women with breast cancer

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At the risk of repeating myself ad infinitum on the subject, regular readers will know of my distress over the effect of chemotherapy on my fertility as a young woman with cancer, and… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivor honoured

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Kristin Hallenga, received a Pride of Britain award this week for launching a breast cancer awareness campaign, Coppa Feel, while undergoing treatment for the disease. After receiving her award, the 23-year-old said: “That was just wow!… Continue reading

More women choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

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The number of women with cancer in one breast who opt to have the other breast preventively removed — known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — more than doubled from 1995 through 2005… Continue reading

Moving towards targeted cancer treatment

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Scientists are close to discovering how breast cells become cancerous it emerged yesterday. Dr Paul Edwards from Cambridge University has identified a gene called NRG1 which is linked to more than half of… Continue reading

Scientists on brink of cancer treatment revolution

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Cancer treatment will be dramatically transformed in the near future as a number of research projects reach fruition. Sir David Lane, chief scientist at Cancer Research UK,  revealed this week that teams are… Continue reading

9 things you should know about breast cancer

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  Yesterday I attended the launch by Europa Donna Ireland (EDI) of  a leaflet highlighting the 9 things every woman in Ireland should know about breast cancer. It is the first time a… Continue reading