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HSE publishes hospital performance figures

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I have just been listening to a very interesting discussion on Pat Kenny’s radio show this morning concerning this report. The Health Service Executive has published detailed performance figures of 29 of its… Continue reading

Cancer Garden of Hope

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I have just been viewing some photographs of the Irish Cancer Society’s Garden of Hope. Over 5000 daffodils with messages of support, rememberence and love were planted in the Phoenix Park, Dublin to mark Daffodil… Continue reading

Jade Goody dies on Mother’s Day

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Jade Goody passed away in her sleep this morning at home in Essex. In the past few months, Jade’s story and her decision to die in the public eye has been criticised, villified, admired… Continue reading

Special Mother’s Day Wish

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This Sunday, 22 March, is Mother’s Day and breast cancer survivor, Julie-Anne Dineen whose single, Do You Believe tops the Irish charts, has expressed a special Mother’s Day wish. Julie-Anne hopes her single will… Continue reading

Biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment

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 For women with recurrent breast cancer, the treatment the doctor chooses is usually based on the properties of their original breast cancer. A group from Toronto has recently completed the world’s first study… Continue reading

Wendy Richard documentary on TV tonight

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  EastEnders star Wendy Richard, who lost her battle with cancer last month, urged those undergoing cancer treatment to never give up in a moving documentary. The documentary, Wendy Richard: To Tell You The Truth,… Continue reading

Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone!   On  St Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish and to celebrate the day why not check out this  Shamrock Hope Button, available on the website of the American… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivor makes it to number 1

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Limerick breast cancer survivor, Julie-Anne Dineen,  has reached number one this week, knocking U2 off the top of the Irish single charts.  The song, ‘Do You Believe’  was recorded in aid of the Symptomatic Breast… Continue reading

Shamrock Hope Button

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What a wonderful way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Have a look at this  Shamrock Hope Button, available on the website of the American Cancer Society.

Hot flushes cause daily problems for postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

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Hot flushes are a continuing problem for women long after completing breast cancer treatment, causing distress, disrupted sleep and interference in their daily lives, reports a UK team of researchers. Many treatments for… Continue reading