Poetry Friday

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I am honoured and delighted to have Philippa from the feistybluegecko blog share her own poem with us today. The dark cloud of discovery  A dark heavy black cloud sweeps across my horizon  Coming… 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

Pink Auction

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It is getting closer to Ireland’s first ever Pink Auction, which takes place on Sunday, October 10 at Cork’s The Imperial Hotel. Irish artists from across the Republic and beyond created dozens of hand-crafted… Continue reading

Michael Douglas amazed by support

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I’ve just been reading an interview with the actor Michael Douglas in the current issue of PEOPLE magazine. Douglas, who is currently undergoing treatment for throat cancer, is promoting his new movie, Wall Street: Money… Continue reading

What causes cancer?

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Is there a history of breast cancer in your family? That is one of the questions I was frequently asked when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, the idea in the public’s mind… Continue reading

Meat Free Monday

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New scientific research from the University of Southampton, has revealed that a plant compound in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by “turning off” a signal in the body… Continue reading

The healing art of photography

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I am intrigued  by an article I have been reading today written by Psychologist Judy Weiser, director of the PhotoTherapy Center. “From my work as a psychologist specializing in using photos to help people… Continue reading

Dealing with survivor guilt

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It may come as a surprise to those who have not experienced cancer, to learn that many cancer survivors suffer a sense of “survivor guilt” when we are in remission. It is difficult… 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

Poetry Friday

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Cancer Faith Cancer may come unexpectedly into your life, Bringing fear, hard times, and great strife. Families suffer and the end clearly unknown. Families are stronger than ever and not alone. Our personalities… Continue reading