New guide for women with early breast cancer

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A new guide for women with early breast cancer has just been published in Australia by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC). Early breast cancer is cancer that is contained in… Continue reading

Powerful Choices

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The American Cancer Society Powerful Choices podcast series aims to give listeners and viewers new ways to think about making everyday choices, like getting recommended early detection tests, maintaining a healthy weight through proper… Continue reading

Jade Goody battle signals U-turn on cervical cancer screening for under 25s

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As I have already stated in previous posts, while I am uncomfortable with certain aspects of the Jade Goody media coverage, I am nevertheless happy that it has raised awareness of cervical cancer,… 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.

Understanding Lymphedema

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The Living Beyond Breast Cancer website have some very useful podcasts available for download. The latest is one on lymphedema. Learn about the causes, treatment and prevention of lymphedema. Understand the importance of… Continue reading

You’ve survived cancer. ‘Now What?’

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This report from Medical News Today relates to cancer survivorship in the US, but the concerns are of relevance to those of us who are navigating the “now what” stage of our cancer… Continue reading

Herceptin Proven To Benefit Women With HER2 Positive Early Breast Cancer

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Latest Results From The HERA Study confirms confirms Herceptin’s promise of extra years of living cancer free.The Breast International Group (BIG) in collaboration with Roche announced that women with HER2 positive early breast… Continue reading

How cancer survivors provide support on the internet

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Many cancer survivors use the Internet to seek informational and emotional support. I can testify to the crucial role that the Internet played as a health resource when undergoing my treatment for breast cancer and… Continue reading

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

Luisne Centre: Healing Retreats

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Last December, I spent a wonderful day at Luisne, Retreat Centre, in Co Wicklow.  I attended a mindfulness workshop given by a lady called Anne Twohig. If you ever get the chance to… Continue reading