Making treatment decisions that are right for you!

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I believe firmly and have written about it many times on this blog that women have the right to choose which treatment options are best for them. They should be partners with their… Continue reading

Researchers find genetic key to breast cancer

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New research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) sheds light on a genetic function that gives breast cancer cells the ability to survive and spread to the bone years after… Continue reading

Army of Women

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Have you heard of the Love/Avon Army of Women partnership?  It is driven by two key partnerships that will accelerate the research necessary to discover ways to prevent breast cancer: a partnership between the… Continue reading

Defining survivorship

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I have written a lot about the concept of cancer survivorship and it is a word that is used extensively in literature and elsewhere, so I thought it would be helpful to explore in… Continue reading

The art of relaxation

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Knowing how to lower our levels of stress and anxiety is a vital skill to learn. Dr Michael G. Holt believes that “relaxation is a process that decreases the wear and tear of… Continue reading

Extra-ordinary women battling cancer

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The documentary Farrah’s Story finally made it to Irish TV the other night and I was incredibly moved watching Farrah’s struggle to beat cancer. As I watched Farrah fly back and forth between the US and Germany for… Continue reading

Role of diet in cancer prevention

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As the link between diet and cancer becomes clearer, and studies show some links between certain foods and cancer, people are increasingly looking to nutrition as a way to prevent or even survive… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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I love reading poetry so I have decided each Friday I would like to share a favorite poem with you. Today I have been reading this poem by Mary Oliver and have been moved by its… Continue reading

Survivor guilt

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You would think that surviving cancer would be like holding a winning lottery ticket. After all, you’ve “beaten death” haven’t you? You get to live. You should be elated but it doesn’t always… Continue reading

Intimacy after cancer

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I wrote yesterday on the subject of body image and how we perceive ourselves in a seemingly image obsessed world. Once a woman has been treated for cancer, she may develop a negative body… Continue reading