Conflicting evidence on Tamoxifen and anti-depressants

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Women who take anti-depressants, while on tamoxifen, may or may not be at risk of recurrence. According to ABC News, conflicting evidence has emerged at the annual meeting of the American Society for… Continue reading

Dating after breast cancer

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Ever since Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City first pondered the perils and pitfalls of dating in the modern world, acres of column inches have been given to the subject. But what if… Continue reading

Does cancer thrive on sugar?

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Pam Stephan writes a well-blanced article on about.com exploring the truth of the cancer loves sugar adage. This familiar saying, “cancer loves sugar” has been around since the 1924 publication of Dr. Otto Warburg’s paper, “On… Continue reading

Online care plan for cancer survivors

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I have written before about OncoLink, the first online cancer survivorship care plan tool developed by physicians and nurses from Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center.Now today the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and Penn Medicine… Continue reading

Fertility concerns of young women with breast cancer

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“A Web-based Survey of Fertility Issues in Young Women with Breast Cancer” is the title of a 2004 study, admittedly nearly 5 years old, but I know still as relevant today to younger women… Continue reading

Biological markers may indicate poor breast cancer prognosis

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A team of researchers has found an association between breast cancer survival and two proteins that, when present in the blood in high levels, are indicators of inflammation. Using data from the Health,… Continue reading

Think before you pink

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How’s this for synchronicity? No sooner had I posted a piece on the origins of the pink ribbon, than I come across a campaign in the US, called Think Before you Pink. Think… Continue reading

Early detection is key to survival

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I am living proof of the need for early detection of breast cancer. I presented to my GP with a lump, which I discovered myself in May 2004. My GP dismissed the lump as… Continue reading

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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A friend of mine who lives in Florida sent me a clipping from the Miami Herald newspaper about Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, who I know nothing  about, apart from the fact… Continue reading

Breast MRI finds “unsuspected” cancers

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Nearly 20% of patients with recently diagnosed breast cancer had additional malignant tumors found only by MRI, according to a study performed at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  A total of 199 patients with… Continue reading