Update on our friend Karen Sutherland

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  Many of you know our dear friend, Karen Sutherland, who has been the very embodiment of loving kindness in our blogosphere over the past few years. Although Karen doesn’t have a blog, I’ve… Continue reading

Making the private public: Why we blog about illness

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I was delighted to take part yesterday in a Virtually Connecting online chat on the topic of why we blog about illness. It was a stimulating and interesting discussion, hosted by Becky Hogue and included… Continue reading

Find My Vein!

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I came across a post on iMedical Apps which reviews  an app that was recently released in the medical section of the Apple App Store called VeinSeek.  The app, reviewed by Iltifat Husain, MD, Assistant Professor… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Healing and Cancer

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  Today I found myself being interviewed by Rob Rutledge, MD, a radiation oncologist, who is passionate about empowering people affected by a cancer diagnosis. He is co-founder of the Healing and Cancer Foundation which… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: In Memory of Jody Schoger

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“No man is an island … any man’s death diminishes me” wrote the poet John Donne back in 1624. I thought of these words when I heard the news of Jody Schoger’s passing on… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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#MotivationMonday

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

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I was speaking at a conference in the UK last week and grabbed the opportunity to meet with Jo from ABC Diagnosis  at the airport when I arrived. It was wonderful to finally meet… Continue reading

New 3D Hair Technology

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As part of my work, I keep a keen eye on new digital technologies and how they can enhance healthcare. I am always fascinated and amazed at emerging technologies, and  this week I was really… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: All You Need Is Love?

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

#WorldCancerDay 2016

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

How To Cope With Cancer Related Fatigue

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I’m a big fan of Doc Mike Evans engaging videos. Here’s one I came across today on cancer-related fatigue, which is very common during and after treatment.   Many people think that fatigue is something… Continue reading

Stories: Alan Rickman

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No sooner have we digested the news about David Bowie’s death, than we are hit again by another cancer-related demise. The British actor Alan Rickman has died from the same disease at the same age… Continue reading

Life, Love, Loss

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I am sure I am not alone in having that gut-wrenching, heart-stopping moment on Facebook, when this appeared on my timeline a few days ago. The stark reality is that Carolyn will never… Continue reading

Shedding Light On A Winter Solstice

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There is something very special about today’s date. In the northern hemisphere December 21st is celebrated as the Winter Solstice and I feel drawn to celebrate its ancient meaning. Nowhere is it celebrated… Continue reading

The One Million Milestone

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  Do you remember when you first started blogging? Maybe, like me, you wondered if anyone would ever read your blog. I can still remember the excitement when I got my first few blog visitors… Continue reading

New Guidelines For Breast Cancer Survivorship Care

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The American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology  have just published new breast cancer survivorship care plan guidelines.  The purpose of this guide is to provide recommendations to enhance the quality of clinical… Continue reading

Every Day To-Do List

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What Does All This Tweeting About Health Really Mean? [Research Study]

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As soon as I saw the title of Alaina Cyr‘s research study I got excited. It’s no secret that I am fascinated by the research behind social media, so Alaina’s study grabbed me… Continue reading

Tami Boehmer: A Light Still Shines

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I awoke this morning to the news that Tami Boehmer has died. I feel heart-sick and shocked at the news. I have been worried about Tami for several weeks as she had stopped blogging,… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: The Pink Elephant Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

The Power of Storytelling: Why Stories Matter

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The power of storytelling, as regular readers know, is a theme I return to again and again on this blog. I am passionate about the ability of stories to create a shared sense of… Continue reading

Today Is A New Day!

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Weekly Round Up: Pinktober Continues

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The picture at the top of this week’s round-up comes courtesy of Nancy’s blog, evidence of the “nonsense that goes on every October in the name of breast cancer awareness”. As Elissa writes: “I can do… Continue reading

World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up Is Back!

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

She never even had a chance to hold her child

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I am heartsore to have turned to Laurel’s blog today and learned of her death. Another beautiful, vibrant, young woman taken from us. Earlier this year, Laurel was a guest contributor to a… Continue reading

My jet lag has jet lag!

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I’m back – jet lagged (even my jet lag has jet lag – as my friend Carole pointed out to me) – but happy at how well things went at Stanford. Medicine X is… Continue reading

Motivation Monday

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Weekly Round Up: The Independence Day Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Poetry Friday

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Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say,… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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As I Grew Older It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a sun— My dream. And then… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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