Tag Archive: breast cancer

The importance of social media to non-profits

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I love writing this blog. It has been a cathartic experience for me on a personal level as I struggled to come to terms with the changes in my life after my breast… Continue reading

Christina Applegate speaks of her breast cancer experience

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Oprah recently interviewed Christina Applegate and I was struck by her telling Oprah that before she went in for her surgery, she staged her first—and last—nude photo shoot. “I made sure that I… Continue reading

Personalised cancer treatment a step closer

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A genetic test could one day spot breast cancer patients most at risk of relapsing after treatment with a commonly used powerful chemotherapy. US researchers tested tumours for activity from two genes which… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivors wanted

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As you know, I am a big advocate of a structured treatment plan for cancer survivors which includes support and information for that post-treatment limbo phase we can find ourselves in. Today I came… Continue reading

Top 5 blog posts of 2009

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Title Views   Shaking the branches of the family tree 23,855 Did Grey’s Anatomy portray cancer accura 15,291 ‘Farrah’s Story’ a tale of inner strengt 14,733 “Pink Out” for Amy Mickelson 4,768 ER… Continue reading

Finding meaning in cancer

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Recently I came across an abstract entitled, Resolution of spiritual disequilibrium by women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. . The purpose of the study which was published in the journal Oncol Nurs Forum in… Continue reading

Revolution in breast screening on the cards

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Results of research currently being undertaken in Ireland could lead to a simple blood test for breast cancer, writes Dr Muiris Huston in today’s Irish Times. The term paradigm shift may have been overused… Continue reading

Scientists crack ‘entire genetic code’ of cancer

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  Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers – skin and lung – a move they say could revolutionise cancer care. Not only will the cancer… Continue reading

Taking care of your girls

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A recent comment by Kim on this blog, which mentioned that her youngest daughter (14) had just told her that her friend said that wearing a bra to bed causes breast cancer.  It got… Continue reading

Breast cancer adventurers

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I  am captivated by the tagline of Amazon Heart which asks the question What if breast cancer is just the start of an incredible journey? Amazon Heart was founded in 2004 by two young… Continue reading