Unfortunately for many of us, neuropathy is a possible side effect of some common breast cancer treatments, including chemotherapy with taxane medicines like paclitaxel (Taxol) and docetaxel (Taxotere). What is Neuropathy? It is experienced as… Continue reading
I am blogging from sunny San Diego this week and I came across an article online in the Tennesean newspaper which I just had to share with you. It tells the story of Evelyn Vaden,… Continue reading
On Monday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Jasmine Show on Dublin South FM. The topic was surviving breast cancer with an emphasis on what survivors need emotionally and holistically.… Continue reading
Researchers in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions have studied the lives of breast cancer patients following chemotherapy and found that their environments and available support systems help determine the quality… Continue reading
Women who have survived breast cancer should not be denied the opportunity to breast-feed their children, say researchers who presented the results of a new study at the 35th Congress of the European… Continue reading
According to the results of a study conducted at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with chemotherapy while pregnant have better disease-free survival (survival without a cancer recurrence or a new cancer) than women who are not pregnant at the time of diagnosis. Overall survival was similar in the two groups of patients.
September 29th 2004. That day is etched on my memory. The butterflies in my stomach, the conflicting emotions, as I waited for my surgery. A week earlier I had been hit by the… Continue reading
Continuing with the theme of yesterday’s survivorship post, I want to look at the question today of cancer’s often-talked-of five-year survival rate. When you first come out of treatment, you may count down the… Continue reading