Tag Archive: early stage breast cancer

Until every woman knows

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Although Mother’s Day has passed, this video just came to my attention and it seems an ideal way to have marked the day. But of course, we don’t need a special day set… Continue reading

Don’t cut short Tamoxifen

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Up to half of women stop taking the drug prematurely but in doing so significantly reduce their survival odds, says Cancer Research UK. Data shows for every hundred women who complete the full… Continue reading

Latest study finds radical surgery to remove lymph nodes not always necessary

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I’ve always had a problem with the fact that I had axillary clearance of my lymph nodes when I now believe a sentinel lymph node biopsy would have been the better option (as it… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivors at greater risk of hip fractures

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According to the latest research,  a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment and common drugs used to treat breast cancer, could be weakening the bones of breast cancer survivors once… Continue reading

Test to determine suitability of chemotherapy now available in Ireland

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Chemotherapy is such a crude blunderbus of an instrument, that to see us moving closer to more targeted and personalised cancer treatment is hugely encouraging. One way in which we are moving one step forward in this advance is… Continue reading

What lies behind the headlines?

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There are two words which appear regularly on the search engine terms on this blog – “information overload”. Google directs searchers to the post can you have too much information which explores the question of how… Continue reading

At risk women not having mammograms

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Women who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) tend to stop following the recommended guidelines for mammography screening over time, despite the fact that they still have a higher-than-average risk… Continue reading

Switching to aromatase inhibitor may lower risk of recurrence

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A recent study, presented at the prestigious 31st Annual  San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, has found that women who switched to an aromatase inhibitor (AI) after two to three years of Tamoxifen lowered… Continue reading