Tag Archive: cancer treatment

Night Sea Journey

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The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in ones life. ~ Dalai Lama When I was a child, I would spend hours by myself getting lost… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

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

How to talk to your doctor about new treatment options

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Picture the scenario. You have been diagnosed with cancer, (or some other medical condition)and you are about to meet with your doctor to discuss your treatment options. You have done some research yourself and you… Continue reading

Guide to Latest Cancer Research

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Check out Cancer Care’s booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments , which features highlights from the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with up-to-date… Continue reading

Cleaning for a Reason

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  We all know the toll that cancer treatment takes on our bodies – we end up physically and mentally exhausted. All we want to do is crawl into bed and lay there… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Pictured above are the daffodils which right now are brightening up my kitchen window-sill. When I stand at the sink clearing up after meals, I am cheered by their sunshiny golden gorgeousness.  I love… 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

PARP inhibitors show promise in fight against cancer

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New drugs known as PARP inhibitors are showing promise as treatment for some of the most aggressive types of breast cancer, according to recent research. The promise could yield a brand new direction… Continue reading

Dangers of antioxidants during cancer treatment

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When I underwent my treatment for breast cancer in 2004, I read many articles and books recommending this vitamin regimen, or that cleanse and detox programme, and like many others, ended up more… Continue reading

The night-side of life

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Dr Tony O’Brien, one of the speakers at the spirituality conference quoted the late Susan Sontag in his presentation. I would like to share these words, which come from her book,  Illness as Metaphor, written… Continue reading