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Mindful Monday

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within… Conti...



Announcing “60 Top Cancer Blogs for Advice, Support and Inspiration”

I recently received an email with the above-referenced subject line and all sorts of thoughts went through my mind, not the least of which, of course, was whether I had made this list. De...


Long-term cancer survivor celebrates remission

Submitted by Lakin Green, public relations intern for Banner Health From: azcentral.com Carolene Davis, 52, has been forced to stay on her toes when it comes to her health. Not once or tw...



NHS cancer care could switch to private contracts in £700m plans

By: Denis Campbell, health correspondent From: theguardian.com Cancer care in the NHS could be privatised for the first time in the health service’s biggest ever outsourcing of serv...




Keeping your eye on the ball

I am a lonesome soul on the planet these days, being utterly disinterested in Football. Yes, even the World Cup! In fact, I am oddly proud of the fact that I have never been to a live foo...





Patient Empowerment

 It was not long after my “first” diagnosis that I found myself in a breast cancer support group. As the facilitator. I was standing in for a friend who was on vacation, and a...


Israelis Develop First Blood Test for Breast Cancer

By: Ruthie Blum From: israel21c.org Octava Pink, a groundbreaking achievement in cancer detection, follows eight years of research at EventusDx in Jerusalem After eight years of painstaki...




‘Price Check’ Aims to Make Health Care Costs More Transparent in California

Four-month project of KQED, Southern California Public Radio and ClearHealthCosts.com will use community-contributed health care cost data for reporting. KQED, Southern California Public ...


Diet and Exercise Help Prevent Cancer

While everyone is well aware that proper diet and exercise are paramount to good health, still many people find it too much of an inconvenience to watch what they eat and to exercise. The...




A Little Announcement That’s Kind of a Big Deal!

I am pleased to be continuing my partnership with CureDiva. There are lots of reasons why this is true, but I thought I’d share the main reasons here with you today AND announce som...



The Interesting Thing About Female Friendships: Stop Chasing

Do you know when it’s time to cut a friendship loose? How did you come to that conclusion? Ashley Fitting of It’s Fitting shares a story of when she finally realized it was ti...



Living With Cancer: The New Medicine

By: Susan Gubar From: nytimes.com In his 2010 book “The Emperor of All Maladies,” Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee lamented the gap between “the new science” going on in research laboratories and...