Category Archive: Survivorship

Defining cancer survivorship

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When does someone with cancer start to become a survivor? Some believe it begins at the moment of a diagnosis of cancer; for others the notion dawns on them more gradually as they progress through their treatment.… Continue reading

Cancer survivors online empowerment rally‏

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Today, Friday, July 23, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) will be hosting an online Empowerment Rally featuring a diverse group of five cancer survivors/advocates participating in a roundtable discussion on patient empowerment. The… Continue reading

Hormonal treatment and fertility

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If your cancer is oestrogen sensitive (ER+), you will most likely be advised to undergo some form of hormonal treatment after your chemotherapy and radiotherapy has finished. This is usually in the form of… Continue reading

The Breast Cancer M.A.P. Project

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I am so pleased to see that a registry for breast cancer survivors in the United States will allow survivors to join together  in a nationwide effort to improve survivorship. I would love… Continue reading

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day®

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Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have resulted in longer survival. among those who have been diagnosed with cancer. However, as I have written of here many times, surviving cancer… Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project

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There are so many breast cancer fundraising and awareness raising projects out there, but here’s one that was brought to my attention recently, which I find very arresting – a fine art and… Continue reading

Our scars tell our stories

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The lessons of a life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird New York Times writer Dana Jennings wrote a wonderful reflection last year on the scars he… Continue reading

Managing your medical records

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  The topic of managing your medical records has come up at several conferences I have attended. It is not something we are very familiar with here in Ireland, or at least not… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivors wanted

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As you know, I am a big advocate of a structured treatment plan for cancer survivors which includes support and information for that post-treatment limbo phase we can find ourselves in. Today I came… Continue reading

Breast cancer adventurers

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I  am captivated by the tagline of Amazon Heart which asks the question What if breast cancer is just the start of an incredible journey? Amazon Heart was founded in 2004 by two young… Continue reading