Stem cells may repair breast cancer damage

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From today’s Observer Newspaper A remarkable reconstruction technique is being trialled by British surgeons, who are harvesting stem-cell-enriched fat from women’s bodies to plug the dip often left by breast cancer operations. The… Continue reading

Robot performs breast biopsy

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I came across this short video today from Duke University. Guided solely by 3-D ultrasound images, an autonomous robot places its biopsy needle precisely on a metallic target within a Nerf ball. You… Continue reading

Jade Goody media circus is getting out of hand

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As anyone who has read my previous posts on Jade will know I was initially pleased that her decision to allow the cameras to film her treatment and the resulting media coverage has… Continue reading

Can cancer be cured?

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From the CNN website: President Obama’s pledge to conquer cancer “in our time” is a great goal, but some cancer specialists say that rather than finding a cure, a more realistic scenario is… Continue reading

Talks on cancer in the southeast

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From Today’s Irish Times CANCER PATIENTS in the southeast can avail of a series of free talks by specialists covering various aspects of their treatment, care and recovery as well as how best… Continue reading

Grow your own drugs

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I watched the first episode of “Grow your own drugs” on BBC2 last night.   In this six-part series, ethnobotanist James Wong demonstrates how to transform familiar plants into simple natural remedies that could… Continue reading

Yoga Benefits Cancer Patients

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  ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2009) — Women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga (RY) classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and… Continue reading

Breast cancer and spirtuality

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I recently came across a summary of a 2005 study, “Evaulation of the effectiveness of an Intervention Group to meet the identified spiritual needs of breast cancer patients” by Pat Hargadon, Avon Breast… Continue reading

When cancer treatment ends

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It’s hard for those of us who have undergone treatment for any kind of cancer to trust that our cancer is truly gone, even if that is what the doctor has just told us.   When treatment ends, you… Continue reading

Compassion and Presence: Spiritual Care for the Living and Dying

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I am very excited at the news that Ireland’s first International Spiritual Care Conference is taking place on the 27 and 28 April 2009 at the Europe Hotel in Killarney. The conference is… Continue reading