Tag Archive: Breast Cancer Resource

Christina Applegate speaks of her breast cancer experience

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Oprah recently interviewed Christina Applegate and I was struck by her telling Oprah that before she went in for her surgery, she staged her first—and last—nude photo shoot. “I made sure that I… Continue reading

On women and strength

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I recently came across this video by Kelly Corrigan,  founder of  Circus of Cancer, who was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer in August 2004, just days before her oldest daughter turned three. Her family… Continue reading

Special Mother’s Day Wish

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This Sunday, 22 March, is Mother’s Day and breast cancer survivor, Julie-Anne Dineen whose single, Do You Believe tops the Irish charts, has expressed a special Mother’s Day wish. Julie-Anne hopes her single will… Continue reading

Letrozole superior to tamoxifen in postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive breast cancer

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Letrozole significantly prolongs disease-free survival (DFS) and time to distant recurrence compared with tamoxifen for postmenopausal women with endocrine-responsive breast cancer, researchers stated at the St. Gallen Oncology Conferences: Primary Therapy of Early… Continue reading

Specialist Breast Centres

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Thanks to Steph at The Biopsy Report for raising a question on Specialist Breast Centres. This has become an emotive subject with the threatened closure of some breast cancer units around the country… 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

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

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

Patients’ fear should be strongly considered when counseling women at high risk for breast cancer

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Women at increased risk for breast cancer because of the genetic BRCA mutations are more likely to think a prophylactic mastectomy is the best way to reduce their risk for the disease, compared… Continue reading

Stem cells may repair breast cancer damage

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From today’s Observer Newspaper A remarkable reconstruction technique is being trialled by British surgeons, who are harvesting stem-cell-enriched fat from women’s bodies to plug the dip often left by breast cancer operations. The… Continue reading