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Jade Goody dies on Mother’s Day

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Jade Goody passed away in her sleep this morning at home in Essex. In the past few months, Jade’s story and her decision to die in the public eye has been criticised, villified, admired… Continue reading

Special Mother’s Day Wish

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This Sunday, 22 March, is Mother’s Day and breast cancer survivor, Julie-Anne Dineen whose single, Do You Believe tops the Irish charts, has expressed a special Mother’s Day wish. Julie-Anne hopes her single will… Continue reading

Younger women and breast cancer

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I really admire the Young Survival Coalition and the work they do. Although they are based in the USA, I made full use of their online resources when I was looking for answers… Continue reading

Biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment

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 For women with recurrent breast cancer, the treatment the doctor chooses is usually based on the properties of their original breast cancer. A group from Toronto has recently completed the world’s first study… Continue reading

Letrozole superior to tamoxifen in postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive breast cancer

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Letrozole significantly prolongs disease-free survival (DFS) and time to distant recurrence compared with tamoxifen for postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive breast cancer, researchers stated at the St. Gallen Oncology Conferences: Primary Therapy of Early… Continue reading

Quadruple screening best for mammogram review

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The following report appears in British Journal of Cancer and provides more evidence of the important role of Specialist Breast Centres. Radiographers can help examine screening mammograms, say Dutch researchers who believe their… Continue reading

Wendy Richard documentary on TV tonight

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  EastEnders star Wendy Richard, who lost her battle with cancer last month, urged those undergoing cancer treatment to never give up in a moving documentary. The documentary, Wendy Richard: To Tell You The Truth,… Continue reading

Can fat fight cancer?

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A NEW WEAPON in the war against cancer could be found in humans if a new research project bears out. The work is being undertaken by Irish woman Lydia Lynch, who was recently… Continue reading

Specialist Breast Centres

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Thanks to Steph at The Biopsy Report for raising a question on Specialist Breast Centres. This has become an emotive subject with the threatened closure of some breast cancer units around the country… Continue reading

Why you can ignore what’s on the label

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  As cancer survivors, we try to maximise our chances of living the rest of our lives healthily and minimise the chances of facing a cancer reoccurence. We study food labels in an effort… Continue reading