Role of Breast MRI in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

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By CancerConsultants.com   According to guidelines published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the addition of high-quality breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to other imaging techniques such as mammography can… Continue reading

Gene that plays key role in cancer identified

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Karolinska Institutet scientists have identified a gene that regulates the activity of another gene called p53, which protects against cancer. Writing about their work in the journal Molecular Cell, the researchers have revealed the… Continue reading

Thank you Jade, you have helped to save lives

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  Martina Devlin, writing in the Irish Independent, yesterday: JADE Goody has influenced my behaviour. I never dreamed it was possible — I usually change channels or turn the page when I see… Continue reading

Jade Goody: The Blog Debate Continues

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Jade Goody  – the debate continues. So many people blogging on Jade this past week. Tom Leonard in the Telegraph tells us that America just doesn’t get this Jade Goody thing , letting us  know… Continue reading

Cancer Prevention – Breaking News

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“Preventive care is one of the best ways to keep our people healthy and our costs under control.”  President Obama, addressing a joint session of Congress on February 24th 2009 Yesterday, 26 Feb,… Continue reading

Young women with cancer being rushed into treatment decisions

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At a meeting last year of a working group of young survivors of breast cancer who came from all over Europe, I was struck by the similarities of our experiences. It seems that the… Continue reading

Breaking News: Lance Armstrong charity to hold cancer summit in Dublin

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Exciting news of a major international cancer summit in Dublin this year, has just been announced. The first LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit, organised by the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), will take place in Dublin from… Continue reading

Jade Goody illness raising awareness about cervical cancer

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From today’s Irish Independent: The Irish Cancer Society says the story of Jade Goody’s illness  has inspired many Irish woman to look for advice about cervical cancer. Read more….

The issue of younger women and mammograms

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At a recent conference I attended, a lady raised the question of whether women under 40 should have regular mammograms. It led to a heated discussion with the medical panel, as this lady… Continue reading

Young Women and Breast Cancer

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Young women can and do get breast cancer. I was 35 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  While breast cancer in young women accounts for a relatively small percentage of all diagnosed… Continue reading