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

Breast cancer survivor makes it to number 1

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Limerick breast cancer survivor, Julie-Anne Dineen,  has reached number one this week, knocking U2 off the top of the Irish single charts.  The song, ‘Do You Believe’  was recorded in aid of the Symptomatic Breast… Continue reading

LifeStory. Everyone has a book in them!

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This new book called LifeStory has been created to enable you to begin the process of compiling and writing your own life story…so far. LifeStory has an inspiring introduction by international best selling… Continue reading

‘Cancer Tales’

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Cancer Tales, a play by acclaimed British author, Nell Dunn, which was inspired by the moving tales of five women whose lives were touched by cancer, will receive its Irish premiere at the… Continue reading

Bereavement Pin Launched

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It is estimated that some 300,000 are newly affected by bereavement every year.  Earlier this month, RTE’s Pat Kenny launched a new Bereavement Pin for the Irish Hospice Foundation, created by Irish jewellery… Continue reading

New guide for women with early breast cancer

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A new guide for women with early breast cancer has just been published in Australia by the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC). Early breast cancer is cancer that is contained in… Continue reading

Powerful Choices

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The American Cancer Society Powerful Choices podcast series aims to give listeners and viewers new ways to think about making everyday choices, like getting recommended early detection tests, maintaining a healthy weight through proper… Continue reading

Jade Goody battle signals U-turn on cervical cancer screening for under 25s

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As I have already stated in previous posts, while I am uncomfortable with certain aspects of the Jade Goody media coverage, I am nevertheless happy that it has raised awareness of cervical cancer,… Continue reading

Shamrock Hope Button

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What a wonderful way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Have a look at this  Shamrock Hope Button, available on the website of the American Cancer Society.