Tag Archive: chemotherapy

Friday Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of my favourite BC 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 I’ve… Continue reading

New Life Directions from Breast Cancer

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Today’s Guest Blog Post is written by Susan Thomas, an oncology nurse clinician and breast cancer survivor. Thank you Susan for sharing your inspiring story with us.   I am an oncology nurse clinician… Continue reading

Another day, another study confirms that the story isn’t over when cancer treatment ends

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Researchers in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions have studied the lives of breast cancer patients following chemotherapy and found that their environments and available support systems help determine the quality… Continue reading

Clearing life’s everyday haze

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“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W.M. Lewis I was reminded of this quote while reading Therese Borchard’s… Continue reading

Pregnancy does not worsen breast cancer outcomes

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According to the results of a study conducted at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with chemotherapy while pregnant have better disease-free survival (survival without a cancer recurrence or a new cancer) than women who are not pregnant at the time of diagnosis. Overall survival was similar in the two groups of patients.

Pass It On… Until Every Woman Knows

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The life-science company, Genomic Health,  have announced the launch of an online campaign, Pass It On… Until Every Woman Knows, to educate people about personalized breast cancer treatment and the Oncotype DX® breast cancer… Continue reading

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

Bernie Nolan talks breast cancer, chemo and hair loss

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  I caught the last few minutes of TV star and lead vocalist of the 80s pop group the Nolans,  Bernie Nolan, on GMTV yesterday as she spoke about her treatment for breast cancer. Bernie revealed that,… Continue reading

Do alternative cancer treatments work?

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In the first few weeks of your diagnosis you may have been weighing up your treatment options while listening to stories of those who bypassed the surgeon’s knife/chemotherapy/radiotherapy, and went straight to “cure”… Continue reading

Fertility hope after cancer

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Scientists have found a way to awaken dormant ovarian follicles, possibly making more eggs available for reproduction during a woman’s lifespan – more eggs would significantly raise the odds of older or infertile… Continue reading