Tag Archive: breast cancer

Cancer depends on where you live

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A report from the National Cancer Registry has revealed the extent to which geography affects a person’s risk of developing cancer. The report, Atlas of Cancer in Ireland 1994 to 2003, links cancer… Continue reading

Scientists track “live” spread of breast cancer cells

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Scientists have tracked the spread of breast-cancer cells “live” for the first time in an advance which it is hoped will lead to new cures. The team tagged cancer cells with a protein that… Continue reading

A camera as her therapy

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Some of us write, some of us paint, some of us draw, some even doodle; whatever form of creative expression comes most naturally to us, we make sense of our cancer diagnosis and… Continue reading

Guide to understanding your emotions

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If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer or are months or years from treatment, then a newly published Guide to Understanding Your Emotions will help you make sense of what you are feeling.… Continue reading

Treating Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

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There are many different types of breast cancer and the type with which I was diagnosed was Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is a condition in which a spectrum of abnormal cells… Continue reading

Being before doing

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I met Pasha Hogan, two years ago, at the Young Survival Coalition conference in Washington DC, where she sought out the two Irish girls who had travelled all the way across the Atlantic… Continue reading

Breast cancer changes with spread

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Nearly 40% of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread, a UK study shows.  The researchers say this could mean that patients require changes to their treatment regime. They analysed 211 tumours… Continue reading

Hope in Bloom

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I came across an uplifting story recently about an organization with the wonderful name, Hope in Bloom, a nonprofit that plants gardens for breast-cancer patients. Linda (Bosse) Charron is getting a reminder of… Continue reading

New aid to breast reconstruction decision making

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A computer-based decision-making aid may make it possible for more women to have breast reconstruction after surgical treatment for cancer. The tool has helped women play a larger role in decision-making, according to… Continue reading

Cancer drug case study: Tyverb

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Jo Waters, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  Then she had six cycles of Herceptin. It appeared to work. “I had two years of… Continue reading