‘Twas the night before Christmas…

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‘Twas the night before Christmas… So begins the first line of the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore which has delighted generations of children and adults since it was first published in December… Continue reading

Finding meaning in cancer

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Recently I came across an abstract entitled, Resolution of spiritual disequilibrium by women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. . The purpose of the study which was published in the journal Oncol Nurs Forum in… Continue reading

Revolution in breast screening on the cards

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Results of research currently being undertaken in Ireland could lead to a simple blood test for breast cancer, writes Dr Muiris Huston in today’s Irish Times. The term paradigm shift may have been overused… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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 Today’s recipe is Baba Ghanoush, a very popular Middle Eastern dish made primarily of aubergine/eggplant and tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds. This is a healthy snack that can be eaten in… Continue reading

Bozos on the bus

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If you’re wearing a disguise for too long, it will be difficult for the mirror to recognize you. At the end of the day I hope you become the person they didn’t expect… Continue reading

Herceptin and HER2+ breast cancer

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Using Herceptin with chemotherapy, instead of after, clearly improves treatment of women with HER2+ breast cancer, and should be the new standard of care, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who led what is… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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And now for something different… In place of my usual format of a poem for my Poetry Friday slot, I am changing things slightly this week. I  came across a blog post yesterday… Continue reading

Scientists crack ‘entire genetic code’ of cancer

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  Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers – skin and lung – a move they say could revolutionise cancer care. Not only will the cancer… Continue reading

Taking care of your girls

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A recent comment by Kim on this blog, which mentioned that her youngest daughter (14) had just told her that her friend said that wearing a bra to bed causes breast cancer.  It got… Continue reading

Can what you eat protect you against cancer?

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Could you protect yourself against cancer by choosing wisely what you put on your plate? This is the question posed today in the Irish Times Health supplement.  As we are only too aware, there… Continue reading