Inflammatory breast cancer

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The drug lapatinib could be used to treat aggressive inflammatory breast cancer suggest the findings of a recent study. For patients resistant to conventional anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab, treatment options are limited. Lapatinib inhibits… Continue reading

Making health information crystal clear

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 Health literacy – a person’s ability to read and understand basic health information – is an important issue that is frequently overlooked. Health literacy means more than just reading information as it involves… Continue reading

Lymphdoema

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In older breast cancer survivors, the number of lymph nodes removed during surgery and the presence of cancer in the lymph nodes were the two factors most directly linked to the development of… Continue reading

BREAST FEST

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BREAST FEST is the world’s first film festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness. This annual festival includes short films, documentaries, animation, dramatic features and experimental works which span the emotional spectrum. Through the… Continue reading

Help with breast self-examination

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We know that early detection is an important factor in the success of breast cancer treatment. While some studies have shown that breast self-exam does not reduce the number of deaths from breast… Continue reading

After treatment ends, real healing begins

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I have written many times of my belief that the real healing work of cancer begins after treatment ends. Cancer strikes a severe blow at our sense of self and our sense of… Continue reading

Mother-daughter breast density study

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A unique mother-daughter study that used magnetic resonance to measure breast density in younger women shows that percent of breast water could be linked to the risk of breast cancer in middle age and… Continue reading

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

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  The Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign 2009 is now underway. This year, Brown Thomas has teamed up with internationally renowned British designer Paul Smith to create a global exclusive for the Fashion Targets… Continue reading

Irish breast campaign newsletter

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  The latest Irish Breast Campaign newsletter published by Europa Donna Ireland is now available online. Click here for a copy

Christina Applegate is most beautiful

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The current issue of People magazine features Christina Applegate as part of their Most Beautiful 2009 list. The star admits that after being diagnosed with breast cancer last March, she had “a rollercoaster of… Continue reading