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Young women with cancer being rushed into treatment decisions

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At a meeting last year of a working group of young survivors of breast cancer who came from all over Europe, I was struck by the similarities of our experiences. It seems that the… Continue reading

Breaking News: Lance Armstrong charity to hold cancer summit in Dublin

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Exciting news of a major international cancer summit in Dublin this year, has just been announced. The first LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit, organised by the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), will take place in Dublin from… Continue reading

Jade Goody illness raising awareness about cervical cancer

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From today’s Irish Independent: The Irish Cancer Society says the story of Jade Goody’s illness  has inspired many Irish woman to look for advice about cervical cancer. Read more….

The issue of younger women and mammograms

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At a recent conference I attended, a lady raised the question of whether women under 40 should have regular mammograms. It led to a heated discussion with the medical panel, as this lady… Continue reading

Young Women and Breast Cancer

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Young women can and do get breast cancer. I was 35 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  While breast cancer in young women accounts for a relatively small percentage of all diagnosed… Continue reading

The pearl quotation

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“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life….The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded,… Continue reading

Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention must start earlier

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A recent study of risk factors for breast cancer in young women suggests risk assessment and prevention, using techniques that avoid radiation, such as MRI, should start much earlier in life. The study… Continue reading

After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger

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After Cancer Treatment, Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, has been written by a doctor who is both a breast cancer survivor and a cancer rehabilitation specialist. Julie Silver was diagnosed at age 36, at… Continue reading

Can facebook give you cancer?

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This  provocative, headline grabbing piece of “journalism”  appeared in today’s Daily Mail online.  If you take the time to read through the piece, you will quickly see it for what it is… a… Continue reading

Menopause drug greatly increases risk of cancer recurrence

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WOMEN with a history of breast cancer are being urged to avoid taking a menopause drug now known to greatly increase the risk of the cancer returning. Results of a study published yesterday… Continue reading