Why do you think breast cancer gets so much attention?

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This was the question posed at Centerarticles recently, and more specifically why does it get more attention than prostate cancer. It is interesting because I have heard this levelled as an accusation many… Continue reading

Mammography and dense breasts

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Dense breasts can make traditional mammograms more difficult to interpret. But this doesn’t mean a traditional mammogram is useless for detecting cancer or other breast abnormalities in women with dense breasts. Breast tissue… Continue reading

Fruit for free

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The  blackberries have come early this season along the Irish country lanes and the brambles are now heavy with fruit, just ripe for the picking. It is one of the great pleasures for me of… Continue reading

Squeezing fitness into your day

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Many, many times I have written here about the benefits of exercise in cancer prevention and recurrence. While I may not be able to control whether or not my cancer comes back, it makes the… Continue reading

Care for the caregiver

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A few weeks ago, I posted  “Cancer – harder on the patient or the spouse?”, the personal reflection of one man on his struggles as a care-giver to his wife, who underwent treatment for breast… Continue reading

At a loss for words – the day Twitter crashed

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Yesterday afternoon, European time, yesterday morning, US time, I went to post a link to a new blog post on Twitter – nothing! Just the stanard “the Dell search page you are looking for…”… Continue reading

Friday Poem

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Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous error!— that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.… Continue reading

Do More

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How’s this for a great mantra to live your life by. This really inspired me today. Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more… Continue reading

Amy Mickelson – Good News from Houston

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  “Good News from Houston” is the title of a recent post by Phil Mickelson on his website. Both Phil’s wife, Amy and his mother, Mary have undergone surgery for breast cancer in… Continue reading

5 tips for living well after breast cancer

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After the dramas of breast cancer, you may be tired of tending to your own body and soul, but putting the illness behind you requires a commitment to healthy habits and sometimes a… Continue reading