Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention must start earlier

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A recent study of risk factors for breast cancer in young women suggests risk assessment and prevention, using techniques that avoid radiation, such as MRI, should start much earlier in life. The study… Continue reading

After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger

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After Cancer Treatment, Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, has been written by a doctor who is both a breast cancer survivor and a cancer rehabilitation specialist. Julie Silver was diagnosed at age 36, at… Continue reading

Can facebook give you cancer?

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This  provocative, headline grabbing piece of “journalism”  appeared in today’s Daily Mail online.  If you take the time to read through the piece, you will quickly see it for what it is… a… Continue reading

Menopause drug greatly increases risk of cancer recurrence

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WOMEN with a history of breast cancer are being urged to avoid taking a menopause drug now known to greatly increase the risk of the cancer returning. Results of a study published yesterday… Continue reading

Switching to aromatase inhibitor may lower risk of recurrence

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A recent study, presented at the prestigious 31st Annual  San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, has found that women who switched to an aromatase inhibitor (AI) after two to three years of Tamoxifen lowered… Continue reading

Online service to streamline cancer referral process

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From yesterday’s Irish Examiner: AN electronic online service funded by the Health Service Executive is to be used to streamline the cancer referral process between GPs and hospitals, Ireland’s cancer control chief said yesterday.… Continue reading

Cancer tests go up after Goody diagnosis

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From today’s Guardian Newspaper: Cervical cancer specialists are putting a rise in demand for screening down to a  “Jade Goody effect” after the reality television star revealed at the weekend that she was… Continue reading

Cancer Support Conference, 27th – 28th February 2009

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The Irish Cancer Society is holding a conference which will be of interest to anyone with a history of cancer or who is going through cancer treatment (and their spouses and partners). Issues… Continue reading

Introduction of free smear tests ‘vital’

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From today’s Irish Times  INTRODUCING FREE cervical smear testing is a far greater priority than starting a cervical vaccination programme, Prof Tom Keane, director of the State’s cancer control programme said yesterday.  The… Continue reading

Jade Goody: ‘I’ve lived in front of cameras. And maybe I’ll die in front of them’

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   Jade Goody’s stricken face stared out from the front page of a Sunday paper today and it is now obvious that she has only a short time left to live. Poor Jade.… Continue reading