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Christina Applegate is most beautiful

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The current issue of People magazine features Christina Applegate as part of their Most Beautiful 2009 list. The star admits that after being diagnosed with breast cancer last March, she had “a rollercoaster of… Continue reading

The night-side of life

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Dr Tony O’Brien, one of the speakers at the spirituality conference quoted the late Susan Sontag in his presentation. I would like to share these words, which come from her book,  Illness as Metaphor, written… Continue reading

Beauty in Pink

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Beauty in Pink is a fundraising event by the Marie Keating Foundation running all this week. Participating beauty salons can invite their clients to book a treatment on any given day during Beauty in… Continue reading

Spiritual care conference

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I have just returned from a wonderful two days in Killarney, attending the first international conference Compassion and Presence: Spiritual Care for the Living and Dying. The conference  featured outstanding talks from some of the most… Continue reading

Report claims not enough being done for cancer survivors

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A report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies documented what almost every cancer survivor already knows: not enough is being done for cancer survivors as they… Continue reading

Doodling

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    There are many ways in which we learn to cope with the stresses and anxieties of cancer or indeed any serious disease. Some people find journalling helps, others art or meditation.… Continue reading

Cancer survival rates rise in Ireland

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Just as I reported in the last few days that cancer deaths are falling in the UK, an all-Ireland report issued today also shows that survival rates for cancer are continuing to rise,  even… Continue reading

Mary Robinson to chair LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit

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The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) has announced that Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will serve as Honorary Chairperson of the LIVESTRONG… Continue reading

1st ARC Men’s Mini Marathon

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ARC (Aftercare, Research & Counselling) are a registered community based cancer support centre, caring for men and women living with cancer, their family and friends. All of the services are free of charge… Continue reading

Breast cancer deaths fall in the UK

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The latest figures analysed by Cancer Research UK show that the number of women dying from breast cancer in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since records began. In 2007, 11,990… Continue reading