“Farrah’s Story” has meaningful message

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“Farrah’s Story” is as much about becoming aware of our own mortality as it is seeing a cultural icon fight the disease. If one of the most vibrant celebrities of a generation can… Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow – is she right?

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The actress, Gwyneth Paltrow has said on her website that she believes that using shampoo could lead to cancer, after reading research about what she calls the ‘environmental toxins’ allegedly found in these products.… Continue reading

Did Grey’s Anatomy portray cancer accurately?

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“Doctors, patients say ‘Grey’s’ cancer story isn’t accurate”.  So runs the headline in USA Today “The cliffhanger ending on Thursday’s season finale of Grey’s Anatomy left fans worrying that one of the show’s main… Continue reading

Skin-sparing mastectomy

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Following a piece I read on another blog, I thought it might be helpful to tell you of the personal experience of someone who has undergone a skin-sparing mastectomy. Unusually, it is not the woman… Continue reading

Sometimes there are just no words…

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Many people struggle with what to say to a person who has been newly diagnosed with cancer. In fact that person may quickly become a magnet for platitudes! Things such as “sure anyone… Continue reading

Dragon Divas

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I have just been reading about an inspiring group of women, who call themselves the Dragon Divas. They are dedicated to changing the image of breast cancer survivors in their communities by demonstrating… Continue reading

Battling cancer again

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While no one who has survived a few rounds in the fight against cancer, wants to think about going back into the ring again, the reality is, that as cancer patients live longer, the… Continue reading

Because we’re worth it

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So we all know about the importance of reading labels when it comes to figuring out the nutritional content of our food, but how careful are we in doing the same thing with… Continue reading

“Farrah’s story”

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In choosing to go public with her illness, the actress best known for her role in Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett has inevitably been compared to British reality star, Jade Goody, who lost her fight with cancer in… Continue reading

Cancer biobanking

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The Minister for Health, Mary Harney has published the Report of the Expert Group on Biobanking, which contains recommendations for the establishment of a National Cancer Biobank in Ireland. A biobank is a… Continue reading