Tag Archive: breast cancer

Kim Novak diagnosed with breast cancer

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Kim Novak, the legendary Hollywood actress, is undergoing treatment for early stage cancer. The 77 year old, best known for her starring role in the 1958 classic Vertigo, was diagnosed following  a routine mammogram.

Meet My Pink Co-Survivor

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A timely guest post for you today.  Following on from yesterday’s tips for the caregiver Lisa McBrayer contacted me to tell me about her “amazing 20 y/o daughter”, her “pink co-survivor”. “When I was diagnosed with… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

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Here is a round-up of the most widely read posts this week on the blog. Breast cancer ISN’T pink..and other stories 281 views Origins of the pink ribbon 185 views Support Breast Health Day 163 views… Continue reading

Support Breast Health Day

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As an antidote to this week’s Breast Cancer Isn’t Pink story, here is a breast cancer awareness activity we can all get behind this month (no fundraising involved either!). Breast Health Day takes place today, 15th… Continue reading

Origins of the pink ribbon

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This month, being breast cancer awareness month, many of you will be wearing pink ribbons, the symbol of breast cancer awareness and support we have all become so familiar with. But have you… Continue reading

Reflections on my birthday

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Today is my birthday. I am a real birthday person. I love to celebrate each year, not in any big way though; I much prefer the quieter simpler celebrations in life. Some birthdays… Continue reading

Guest Post: Still Surviving

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Today’s guest post is from Janice White of Texas. Janice was diagnosed with Stage II triple negative malignant carcinoma in situ 9 years ago. My first encounter with the “Big C” was through friends of… Continue reading

Reflections on my six year cancerversary

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September 29th 2004. That day is etched on my memory. The butterflies in my stomach, the conflicting emotions, as I waited for my surgery. A week earlier I had been hit by the… Continue reading

Breast cancer patients struggle with physical limitations after treatment

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With better detection and treatment, more breast cancer patients are surviving longer. Yet, despite improved survival rates, many patients struggle with physical limitations after treatment – as many as 39 percent, according to the… Continue reading

Talking to your child about cancer

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Breast cancer impacts the whole family, especially children. But how do you share information with young people while helping them to feel safe, secure and loved? During Family Matters: Talking with School-Age Children… Continue reading