Can fat fight cancer?

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A NEW WEAPON in the war against cancer could be found in humans if a new research project bears out. The work is being undertaken by Irish woman Lydia Lynch, who was recently… Continue reading

Specialist Breast Centres

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Thanks to Steph at The Biopsy Report for raising a question on Specialist Breast Centres. This has become an emotive subject with the threatened closure of some breast cancer units around the country… Continue reading

Why you can ignore what’s on the label

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  As cancer survivors, we try to maximise our chances of living the rest of our lives healthily and minimise the chances of facing a cancer reoccurence. We study food labels in an effort… Continue reading

Early detection of second breast cancers improves prognosis in breast cancer survivors

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A group of international researchers has found the first reliable evidence that early detection of subsequent breast tumours in women who have already had the disease can halve the women’s chances of death… Continue reading

Happy St Patrick’s Day

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Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone!   On  St Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish and to celebrate the day why not check out this  Shamrock Hope Button, available on the website of the American… Continue reading

How to assess breast reconstruction options

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This video is part of a series produced by Susan G. Komen for the Cure  in conjuction with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The “how to” video series offers answers to many of the… Continue reading

Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer

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A summary of “Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, including locally advanced disease—summary of NICE guidance” appears in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).       This is… Continue reading

Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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One of the audience questions I frequently hear asked at conferences relates to treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer. As we know by now, breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different “subtypes” of… Continue reading

Waiting for breast cancer biopsy results causes distress

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The stress of waiting for a breast biopsy result may cause adverse health effects in women, the results of a new study indicate. “When women express how taxing it is to have to… Continue reading

Sheryl Crow Testifies on Breast Cancer

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This video piece features testimony from breast cancer survivor, Sheryl Crow before a House Health subcommittee to support a bill funding breast cancer in Washington, DC last year. In this short video extract, Sheryl emphasises that she… Continue reading