Tag Archive: breast cancer

Christina Applegate is most beautiful

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The current issue of People magazine features Christina Applegate as part of their Most Beautiful 2009 list. The star admits that after being diagnosed with breast cancer last March, she had “a rollercoaster of… Continue reading

Doodling

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    There are many ways in which we learn to cope with the stresses and anxieties of cancer or indeed any serious disease. Some people find journalling helps, others art or meditation.… Continue reading

Breast cancer deaths fall in the UK

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The latest figures analysed by Cancer Research UK show that the number of women dying from breast cancer in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since records began. In 2007, 11,990… Continue reading

Fit and fabulous survivor

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Today’s Daily Mail newspaper features a story on Diana Moran, the ‘Green Goddess’ who has just turned 70 and looks fabulous and fit. Diana was a regular feature on British TV throughout most… Continue reading

Stem-cell breast repair

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I recently wrote about a reconstruction technique which 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

Interview with youngest British girl to undergo preventative mastectomy

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Today’s Daily Mail newspaper carries a story on 19-year-old Hannah Fitzpatrick,  who has become the youngest woman in Britain to have a double preventative mastectomy. Genetic screening had revealed that she carried the faulty BRCA… Continue reading

Breast cancer survey of women with high-density breasts

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Breast cancer is more frequent but mortality is reduced in women with high- than low-density breasts, a Danish study shows. Breast density affects the sensitivity of mammography; however, to date the effect of… Continue reading

Breast reconstruction options

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For many cancer patients undergoing mastectomies, reconstructive breast surgery can seem like a first step to reclaiming their bodies. An article which appeared last December in the New York Times states that “Even as… Continue reading

Younger women and breast cancer – latest research

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I debated posting this research as the aim of this blog is not to scare anyone, but to offer hope and evidence-based research on best practice.  However, the fact remains that re-occurence of… Continue reading

Younger women and breast cancer

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I really admire the Young Survival Coalition and the work they do. Although they are based in the USA, I made full use of their online resources when I was looking for answers… Continue reading