Tag Archive: breast cancer

My Breast Cancer Story

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Click here to watch video  I really enjoyed the experience of live streaming a talk on my experience of breast cancer for the GE Healthcare Breast Cancer Mosaic. The video is a bit… Continue reading

The Angelina Jolie Effect: What Difference Did It Make?

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Seems I missed this study published late last year in Genetics In Medicine, a scientific analysis of the Angelina Jolie effect. You will recall that back in May 2013, Angelina Jolie revealed in… Continue reading

Cancer Is A Disease – Not A Spiritual Condition

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This is a recent tweet from @boingboing journalist, Xeni Cancer does not automatically make you empathetic to other patients or a nice person. It’s a disease, not a spiritual condition. Would you agree? Some… Continue reading

Breast Cancer: 9 Years On

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It seems incredible to me that it is nine years since my diagnosis of breast cancer.  When I first started this blog I used to mark my “cancerversary” each year, but I no… Continue reading

Angelina Jolie Tackles Cancer Head-On

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My Twitter stream this morning was filled with references to Angelina Jolie’s “medical choice” so I clicked on one of the many links to the New York Times Op Ed piece by the… Continue reading

Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Day Three #HAWMC

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Day three of the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month which I have signed up for – a month dedicated to the art of writing about health.  Wordless Wednesday. Post a picture that symbolizes your condition and… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Breast Cancer Chat Europe :
Over the past decade, exercise has emerged as an integral aspect of cancer survivorship and preventing or treating the late effects of therapy. A growing body…

Weekly Round-Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blogs which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with… Continue reading

Michelle Heaton speaks about her BRCA 2 diagnosis

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Former Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton spoke on last night’s Late Late Show about being recently diagnosed with a mutated gene called BRCA 2.   Faulty BRCA genes cause around 5% of breast cancer cases, so it is… Continue reading

Interview with actress Maura Tierney on her breast cancer experience

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In the latest edition of Coping with Cancer, the actress Maura Tierney opens up about her breast cancer experience.  In 2009, the former ER actress, Maura Tierney found a lump in her breast and following a… Continue reading