A survivor’s story

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I am one of those people who cannot bear to throw a newspaper or magazine away until I have at least glanced at the content, in case I may miss a good feature story.… Continue reading

Anxious wait for biopsy results can be reduced

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I reported a while ago on research which indicated that the stress of waiting for a breast biopsy result may cause adverse health effects in women. Now  thanks to a very generous donation by a… Continue reading

Healing through art

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I have just finished reading an inspirational interview in the Limerick Post with artist, Georgina Glesson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. Since then, she has had many medical complications to deal… Continue reading

European Cancer Observatory

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For those interested in cancer research and information availability in the EU there is a new website with easy to access and user friendly information. The European Cancer Observatory provides data on the number of… Continue reading

Putting the brakes on cancer

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IT SEEMS LIKE the perfect combination – a substance that kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, writes Claire O’Connell in today’s Irish Times. Not only that, the biochemical in question is involved… Continue reading

Lessons I didn’t learn from breast cancer

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Five Lessons I Didn’t Learn from Breast Cancer (And One Big One I Did) is the title of a book by Shelly Lewis, which is described as the antidote to the cancer as life… Continue reading

Cancer and depression

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The good news of course is that improvements in the early detection and treatment of cancer have resulted in longer periods of survival. As a result, researchers are focusing new attention on the… Continue reading

Cancer and diet

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Having posted yesterday, about the dangers of adopting an extreme diet in an effort to combat cancer, I thought today I would turn towards some advice on what we should be eating as part… Continue reading

Researchers target telomeres to attack cancer

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Hoping to develop more effective long-term attacks on cancer, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine are conducting the first human tests of a breast cancer drug regimen that includes a compound… Continue reading

The fight against cancer, where do we stand?

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This public symposium will be chaired by Dr John Bowman, broadcaster and author, and Dr Muiris Houston of the Irish Times. It takes place on Wednesday 13 May as part of the 7th International… Continue reading