Tag Archives: nutrition

Feeling better, getting worse

Things have gone more than a bit pear-shaped of late, on the cancer front at least. What were just small possible liver mets on a 22 Jan 2014 scan have rather taken off and are now causing my platelet count to drop, as well as my liver function. Last week I was switched from Letrozole …

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Treating the patient, not just the disease

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10464/3-reasons-mainstream-medicine-is-failing-you-what-to-do-about-it.html#comments I have just come across this in a daily newsletter I receive and it raises several important points. 1. Why do doctors not treat each patient as an individual, rather than as a walking disease? One medicine does not fit all. 2. Why are supplements and alternative treatments disregarded so much of the time, …

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Finally! Human genes can not be patented.

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that companies can not patent human genes and stop others researching specific genes or developing tests. http://bcaction.org/2013/06/13/victory-supreme-court-outlaws-human-gene-patents/ Why on earth was the patenting of human genes permitted? How could one company be allowed to ‘own’ a human gene and dictate what tests and research could be done with …

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Choosing your treatments

I have now lived with Metastatic Breast Cancer for 5 years and 5 months. The hospital initially told me that I had six months, possibly a year and that my only treatment would be palliative and to try and slow the beast’s path of destruction. So here I am 65 months later. Each of us …

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Why isn’t there more info about good nutrition?

Science is quick to tell us that diet is a big factor in the risks of developing cancer of any type.  Unlike the correlation between tobacco and lung cancer the contribution of diet to developing other cancers cannot be as clearly reduced to just a few things.  It isn’t like having a nut allergy where they …

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All-Ways Healthy campaign at work

So I came up with this Wizard idea to have a health promotion week at work.  Just why do I open my mouth some times?  It took a while for the Principal of the college to agree (why does management always move at a snails pace when it comes to making a decision?) and now …

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Is there anything to ‘like’ about cancer?

I have been reading a Huffington Post UK blog by a 30 year old who is having treatment for primary breast cancer.  The title is ’10 Things I Like About Cancer’ by Laura Price http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/laura-price/ten-things-i-like-about-cancer_b_2131388.html 1.  Daring to cut her hair short 2.  Having smooth, soft, just-been-waxed legs 3.  Having a great wig collection so she …

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What is between Early Stage Breast Cancer and End of Life?

If you ask just about anyone who has just been diagnosed as Stage IV the answer would probably be a flood of tears, and the inability to put a sentence together in any coherent fashion and a terror of the unknown.  Now four years and nine months down the line from my official diagnosis, and over 5 …

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Introducing NED and LEON

I have been completely enclosed by the feeling that I don’t matter, trying to advocate for metastatic breast cancer doesn’t matter, that actually nothing matters. I have never felt that I truly belonged anywhere, except maybe at one MBC forum that is in America.  They have started a new project and because I am not resident …

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