You’ve survived cancer. ‘Now What?’

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This report from Medical News Today relates to cancer survivorship in the US, but the concerns are of relevance to those of us who are navigating the “now what” stage of our cancer… Continue reading

Herceptin Proven To Benefit Women With HER2 Positive Early Breast Cancer

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Latest Results From The HERA Study confirms confirms Herceptin’s promise of extra years of living cancer free.The Breast International Group (BIG) in collaboration with Roche announced that women with HER2 positive early breast… Continue reading

How cancer survivors provide support on the internet

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Many cancer survivors use the Internet to seek informational and emotional support. I can testify to the crucial role that the Internet played as a health resource when undergoing my treatment for breast cancer and… Continue reading

Hot flushes cause daily problems for postmenopausal breast cancer survivors

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Hot flushes are a continuing problem for women long after completing breast cancer treatment, causing distress, disrupted sleep and interference in their daily lives, reports a UK team of researchers. Many treatments for… Continue reading

Luisne Centre: Healing Retreats

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Last December, I spent a wonderful day at Luisne, Retreat Centre, in Co Wicklow.  I attended a mindfulness workshop given by a lady called Anne Twohig. If you ever get the chance to… Continue reading

The Mammalogues: One Survivor’s Story

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                            Breast cancer survivor Gene Glave stars in her original comedic retrospective about her diagnosis and recovery. This is just a few scenes from it. She says she hopes other people will see… Continue reading

Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

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The International Mind, Body, Spirit Festival takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin this weekend. Visitors can find out about a range of complementary approaches to health and wellbeing as well as sampling… Continue reading

Herbal remedies

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I have written before that I believe that herbal remedies may have a role to play in maintaining health after cancer treatment. I have found it very effective in treating certain medical conditions I… Continue reading

Women with breast cancer gene choosing preventive mastectomy

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Women who know they carry a gene that puts them at higher risk of breast cancer tend to opt for preventive mastectomy, a new study concludes. Several type of risk management strategies are… Continue reading

Exercise and losing weight can cut risk of cancer recurrence

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Breast cancer survivors whose bodies make the least estrogen have the lowest chance of breast cancer recurrence, a long-term study shows. Estrogen levels — measured soon after initial breast cancer treatment — were… Continue reading