Category Archive: Celebrities on cancer

Bernie Nolan talks breast cancer, chemo and hair loss

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  I caught the last few minutes of TV star and lead vocalist of the 80s pop group the Nolans,  Bernie Nolan, on GMTV yesterday as she spoke about her treatment for breast cancer. Bernie revealed that,… Continue reading

Maura Tierney returns to TV screens after cancer

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I like to check the search terms that people use to reach the JBBC blog and one of the most frequent searches is for the actress Maura Tierney. So  I thought I would… Continue reading

Nolan sister starts treatment for breast cancer

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Bernie Nolan Growing up in the seventies and eighties, we danced and sang along to the Nolan Sisters “I’m In the Mood for Dancing”. I remember Bernie as the lead singer was my favourite… Continue reading

Lynn Redgrave

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Lynn Redgrave The world learned of the passing of actress Lynn Redgrave this week with the issuing of this beautiful statement by her family:      Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey… 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

Reconnecting with aliveness

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I have been a regular reader of the Cary Tennis advice columns on Salon.com and have always enjoyed his wise and witty columns. He is currently on leave while he recovers from cancer… Continue reading

Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer

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You have probably heard by now that tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer Reading her PEOPLE interview I was very… Continue reading

Christina Applegate speaks of her breast cancer experience

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Oprah recently interviewed Christina Applegate and I was struck by her telling Oprah that before she went in for her surgery, she staged her first—and last—nude photo shoot. “I made sure that I… Continue reading

Remembering Patrick Swayze

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I woke this morning to the sad news that Patrick Swayze, an actor who attained iconic status in my teenage years as the star of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, died last night after living with pancreatic… Continue reading

Honoring Naomi Sims

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Long before Naomi Campbell, another Naomi, Naomi Sims, made her mark as the first black model to gain world wide recognition in the Sixties. Naomi rocketed to the top of the fashion world when she… Continue reading