Tag Archive: Canada

Cancer Survivors Day

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National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. Participants unite in a symbolic event… 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

Clinical trials benefit patients

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Many Irish breast cancer patients are benefiting from being able to join clinical trials that were not available in this country before, a major international conference on breast cancer in Galway has heard. Prof… Continue reading

The power of music to heal

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I attended the “Music and Medicine” conference, hosted by the Irish World Academy in association with the Graduate Medical School, University of Limerick, today. Some very interesting presentations, and of particular interest to me… Continue reading

Dragon Divas

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I have just been reading about an inspiring group of women, who call themselves the Dragon Divas. They are dedicated to changing the image of breast cancer survivors in their communities by demonstrating… Continue reading

Calling all fashion designers

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Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) began as the fashion industry’s response to breast cancer – a widely recognized effort that raises public awareness and funds to support breast cancer research, education and patient… Continue reading

Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention must start earlier

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A recent study of risk factors for breast cancer in young women suggests risk assessment and prevention, using techniques that avoid radiation, such as MRI, should start much earlier in life. The study… Continue reading