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

The night-side of life

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Dr Tony O’Brien, one of the speakers at the spirituality conference quoted the late Susan Sontag in his presentation. I would like to share these words, which come from her book,  Illness as Metaphor, written… Continue reading

Beauty in Pink

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Beauty in Pink is a fundraising event by the Marie Keating Foundation running all this week. Participating beauty salons can invite their clients to book a treatment on any given day during Beauty in… Continue reading

Spiritual care conference

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I have just returned from a wonderful two days in Killarney, attending the first international conference Compassion and Presence: Spiritual Care for the Living and Dying. The conference  featured outstanding talks from some of the most… Continue reading

Report claims not enough being done for cancer survivors

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A report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council of the National Academies documented what almost every cancer survivor already knows: not enough is being done for cancer survivors as they… Continue reading

Doodling

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    There are many ways in which we learn to cope with the stresses and anxieties of cancer or indeed any serious disease. Some people find journalling helps, others art or meditation.… Continue reading