Tag Archive: breast cancer

24-hour test predicts breast cancer’s likely response to chemotherapy

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A new test has been developed which can predict whether a breast cancer patient will respond to chemotherapy within 24-hours of starting treatment, thus sparing her unnecessary treatment and side effects, according to… Continue reading

Hormonal treatment and fertility

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If your cancer is oestrogen sensitive (ER+), you will most likely be advised to undergo some form of hormonal treatment after your chemotherapy and radiotherapy has finished. This is usually in the form of… Continue reading

Link between environmental toxins and cancer

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We have known from studies over the years that environmental factors contribute to many cases of cancers in general and in particular breast cancer. A majority of breast cancers are due to excess… Continue reading

Is immunity against breast cancer on the way?

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NEWS OF a prototype breast cancer “vaccine” caused something of a stir in the media recently, with flurries of reports on how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have come up with a jab… Continue reading

Broccoli fights breast cancer

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According to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells( the… Continue reading

Spy Mom

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A breast cancer diagnosis at age forty-six inspired a churchgoing suburban soccer mom to make her biggest dream come true: becoming a real-life Nancy Drew. I loved the responses I got to last… Continue reading

Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer

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You have probably heard by now that tennis legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer Reading her PEOPLE interview I was very… Continue reading

Our scars tell our stories

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The lessons of a life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus Wallace Stegner, The Spectator Bird New York Times writer Dana Jennings wrote a wonderful reflection last year on the scars he… Continue reading

A husband’s story

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   Today I am truly honored to share with you a male voice on this blog, and what a voice!  Andy Koehn and I have been getting to know each other via Twitter… Continue reading

Feelgood Scarves

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Thanks to Steph at Biopsy Report for alerting me to a new Irish website, Feelgood Scarves. The idea for this came from the personal experience of its founder Catherine O’Sullivan, who lost her… Continue reading