Category Archive: Breast cancer awareness

Support Breast Health Day

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As an antidote to this week’s Breast Cancer Isn’t Pink story, here is a breast cancer awareness activity we can all get behind this month (no fundraising involved either!). Breast Health Day takes place today, 15th… Continue reading

Breast cancer ISN’T pink..and other stories

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When I first pinned a pink ribbon on myself, it was October 2004 and I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt that pinning on the pink ribbon was a symbol of… Continue reading

Origins of the pink ribbon

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This month, being breast cancer awareness month, many of you will be wearing pink ribbons, the symbol of breast cancer awareness and support we have all become so familiar with. But have you… Continue reading

Breast health is up to you

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What you choose today can influence your future breast health. Click on the Breast Health Day video above to discover the healthy choices that can influence your future breast health!

Private breast cancer facilities must be licensed

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A recent article in Irish Health highlighted the growing concern about the licensing of private hospitals that treat breast cancer patients. At present there is no licensing legislation in Ireland for private facilities… Continue reading

Top eight cancer signs pinpointed

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The eight unexplained symptoms most closely linked to cancer have been highlighted by researchers at Keele University. The team also points to the age at which patients should be most concerned by the… Continue reading

Link between environmental toxins and cancer

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We have known from studies over the years that environmental factors contribute to many cases of cancers in general and in particular breast cancer. A majority of breast cancers are due to excess… Continue reading

When life imitates art

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Viewers were unaware that Sally Whittaker was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time as her soap character I was really quite shocked to read that the actress Sally Whittaker, who plays the… Continue reading

World Cancer Day

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Today, 4 February is designated World Cancer Day to raise awareness of the global impact of cancer and increase understanding of prevention, detection, treatment and care. It is led by the International Union… Continue reading

Pink Glove Dance

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You may have seen this video on YouTube but for those who haven’t, I thought I would post it today. The staff of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center decided to do something a little… Continue reading