Poetry Friday

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Come to the edge. We can’t. We’re afraid. Come to the edge. We can’t. We will fall! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. Guillaume Apollinaire

Weekly Round-Up

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Here is a round-up of the most widely read posts this week on the blog. Breast cancer ISN’T pink..and other stories 281 views Origins of the pink ribbon 185 views Support Breast Health Day 163 views… Continue reading

Support Breast Health Day

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As an antidote to this week’s Breast Cancer Isn’t Pink story, here is a breast cancer awareness activity we can all get behind this month (no fundraising involved either!). Breast Health Day takes place today, 15th… Continue reading

What I learned from the Chilean Miners

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Were you like myself and millions of others around the globe last night, glued to your TVs, watching the successful rescue of the miners in Chile? I felt emotional and elated watching as each man emerged from… Continue reading

Safe to breast-feed after breast cancer treatment

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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

Breast cancer ISN’T pink..and other stories

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When I first pinned a pink ribbon on myself, it was October 2004 and I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I felt that pinning on the pink ribbon was a symbol of… Continue reading

Latest research on triple-negative breast cancer

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Women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer respond twice as well to chemotherapy if Cetuximab is added, researchers revealed at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. They… Continue reading

Pregnancy does not worsen breast cancer outcomes

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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.

Origins of the pink ribbon

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This month, being breast cancer awareness month, many of you will be wearing pink ribbons, the symbol of breast cancer awareness and support we have all become so familiar with. But have you… Continue reading

9 Ways to Live a Longer and Better Life

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  It’s hard to keep track of the latest research on what’s good for you and what isn’t. But there are definitely strategies that will help you live a longer, healthier life. Check… Continue reading