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Encounter with Dr Susan Love

Not me, of course, but a friend in New York went along to an Interview, Q & A, buffet event at the last minute a couple of days go and got to ask questions at the mic and speak to Dr Love during the evening. As a fellow METAvivor her questions were directed about the …

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Awareness – post-diagnosis?

I have recently had a major progression of my Metastatic Breast Cancer into my liver. I have been thinking that I wonder if awareness actually works because doctors, and even oncologists seem to be so resistant to patients recognising symptoms. There have been some high profile cases of young women developing cervical cancer about the …

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Page 3 and Coppafeel

In the UK there is a newspaper called The Sun which has printed photos of topless girls on its Page 3 for as long as I can remember. It is the kind of paper that many buy it because of its ‘excellent sports coverage’. It is rather sad that in 2014 a newspaper is still …

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I wish I had breast cancer – advert by Pancreatic Cancer Action in the UK

Evidently an ad campaign has been running on UK commercial TV which has a pancreatic cancer patient saying she wished she had breast cancer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDU1XEAWkxE&feature=youtu.be I do understand the message, and I do understand the lack of funding for pancreatic cancer research but there are also frustrations for those of us with Metastatic Breast Cancer …

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Contributing to breast cancer research

It is now over six years ago that part of my body was cut off because of cancer. A part of that breast still exists and may be helping researchers get a better understanding of how breast cancer works. I donated the tumour to a tissue bank which was being set up centrally in the …

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The New York Times

I saw a request for breast cancer stories in the on-line version of the New York Times, so I submitted my story, never thinking that it would be selected. But there I am … with a photo of myself with my great niece Sophie taken in August this year. Victoria Ford from Lymington, Hampshire, UK. …

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Pink and Positive – does it work?

Pinktober is coming, the countdown in hours and minutes has begun, and there is no avoiding it. A whole month of propaganda about how being Pink and Positive can help you survive breast cancer. Personally being a bit blue with mood swings thrown in works better for me. What twit ever came up with the …

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Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear … 1 Step

Doesn’t it just seem as though some times we are just going round and round in circles? As a Teddy Bear wannabe, who plans to come back as a pampered bear with a wardrobe full of clothes and accessories, I can imagine myself going round and round the garden paws behind my back and thinking …

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Inflammatory?

What do you think of when you see that word? Some would think of a seriously annoyed person telling others something they don’t want to hear – inflammatory speech, anger. Some would think of inflammation of their body from arthritis or a pulled muscle, a mouth sore … – inflammation of the body. Some would …

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Survivor? You talking to me?

Dr Susan Love has written a blog about how she feels about being called a survivor now that it is about a year since her bone marrow transplant. http://blog.dslrf.org/?p=1598 I have written a couple of comments, and so have many others. The thing is, can any of us be called a survivor of cancer, and …

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