Category Archive: Family

How did you mark the end of chemotherapy?

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A reader contacted me looking for some advice. Her mom is scheduled to have her last session of chemotherapy this week and her daughter wonders how best to celebrate the event. So, what… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Friday Round-Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Are we too biased toward prophylactic mastectomy?

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I have no idea what it must be like to have to make the decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, the name given to the  surgery that may be done to remove one… Continue reading

Caring for the Carers

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Massage therapists throughout Ireland are offering massage treatments to carers for €10 this week. The annual collaboration between the Irish Massage Therapists Association and the Carers Association is held as part of Massage Awareness Week,… Continue reading

Guest Blog Post “Inspired”

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In 2008 I lost my mother to breast cancer. I didn’t know how to be a daughter without a mother. I looked for resources and stories like mine, but I couldn’t find many… Continue reading

Meet My Pink Co-Survivor

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A timely guest post for you today.  Following on from yesterday’s tips for the caregiver Lisa McBrayer contacted me to tell me about her “amazing 20 y/o daughter”, her “pink co-survivor”. “When I was diagnosed with… Continue reading

Care for the Caregiver

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Last week when I posted on the lessons to be learned from the rescue of the Chilean miners, I reflected that we should learn to celebrate our own everyday heroes. Reading through the comments section,… Continue reading

Learn about breast cancer genetics

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Listen to this  LBBC podcast to understand the basics of breast cancer genetics. Susan M. Domchek, MD, director of the Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, and Jill Stopfer, MS, CGC, senior genetic counselor, cover: The… Continue reading

Talking to your child about cancer

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Breast cancer impacts the whole family, especially children. But how do you share information with young people while helping them to feel safe, secure and loved? During Family Matters: Talking with School-Age Children… Continue reading