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As time ticks by, my Mom has been waiting over two years to access a promising new drug. She is only sixty years old, mother to three and grandmother to six. In Canada there are significant roadblocks regarding access to treatments which means that she, like so many others, could die while waiting for access to a drug that could give her substantially more time with her family.
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The link between soy and breast cancer is becoming clearer.
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Hair loss is such a personal thing, yet it's so public when it's yours. Many women hide it because it's a visible reminder of the pain they're in. We are fighting for our lives, so why should something so superficial mean so much? Because our hair makes us feel like ourselves -- strong and pretty and whole -- and when we lose it, we feel weak and vulnerable.
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Young women with breast cancer present our healthcare professionals with difficult cases. They are often diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer that require tough therapies. And the powerful treatments needed to stop the cancer can cause many complex side effects for young women, including early menopause.
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We learned a lot about cancer this past year, but a new study out of the U.K. has even better news: the number of deaths from the disease could soon be nearly zero. Researchers from University College...
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Today, approximately 65 women in Canada will be told they have breast cancer. Tomorrow, 65 more will learn they have the disease. Breast cancer is a terrifying, seemingly arbitrary form of cancer that...
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Women diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast sometimes opt to remove both breasts through a double mastectomy as a preventative measure, but a new study finds that this may not be effective in inc...
In February, 2012, as I worked to complete my book, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was thrust into a world of MRIs, visits to the cancer clinic, operations, radiation. I was afraid. Yet, to my surprise, I found myself writing in a more focused way than ever before, with more efficiency and less drama. Even on bad days, I headed to my desk. By disappearing into writing, I had a refuge, and to my surprise the stories I had been having trouble finishing finished themselves. The cancer may have nailed me, but I really felt, as I sat writing under that apple tree, that I was nailing it back.
Caregivers do their best to guide parents as they struggle to talk with their children about cancer, but misunderstanding, denial, and apprehension often distort the communication process. Frustration and fear can build up as parents respond to their child's curiosity with hesitation. Parents must provide appropriate information about cancer to gain the confidence they need to do the best they can for their child.
LONDON - Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies.But that screening comes with a cost: The r...
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are many facts about what the disease entails — and what it doesn't. There are certainly common questions about the risk factors and prevention me...
We've officially entered the future for early breast cancer detection. The Breast Tissue Screening Bra, developed by First Warning Systems, is designed to monitor early breast tissue abnormalities be...
In a perfect world, Calgary entrepreneur Saundra Shapiro would have to close her business, Compassionate Beauty, because her customers wouldn't need her services anymore. But as long as cancer ravages women's bodies, Shapiro's highly specialized salon/spa and store will rack up success after bittersweet success. Compassionate Beauty offers women battling cancer and undergoing debilitating chemotherapy treatments things ordinary salon/spas don't.
TORONTO - There is more variation in breast cancer than current treatment approaches acknowledge, according to the largest effort to date to distinguish between and find out what's driving breast canc...
How much exercise do women need to reduce their risk of breast cancer? That's the question a Calgary researcher hopes to answer with an Alberta-based study of 400 healthy, post-menopausal women that...
I have been reading lots of articles about cancer research, experiences of cancer survivors, and opinions on a variety of cancer help sites. One particular discussion presented me with the opportunity...
Although cancer is not usually something that would predispose a person to rediscover their sense of humour, it ignited the spark that sent me on that path.