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Cooling caps to prevent chemo-induced hair loss

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For many women, one of the most distressing side effects of chemotherapy can be hair loss, but more and more women are now turning to revolutionary new cold caps in a bid to retain their locks. Cold caps involve women wearing a tightly fitted cap that’s filled with a gel chilled to freezing level while they have their chemotherapy infusions. … Read more »

Memory issues after cancer

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Memory issues after cancer may not be due to chemo Research has suggested some women experience mental haziness, dubbed “chemo brain,” during and soon after chemotherapy treatment. And one recent study found evidence of changes in the activity of certain brain regions in women who’d undergone chemotherapy (see Reuters Health story of November 15, 2011). Read more…

I’m not sick; I just have side effects

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I’m not sick; I just have side effects – A young women’s story According to the little name tag barcode thing the hospital puts on you, I was 35 and 2 months at the time of my breast cancer diagnosis. The cancer was hormone and Her2 positive; I had a full mastectomy and reconstruction at the same time, followed by… Read more »

Social support can help..

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“Breast cancer patients that say they have people with whom they have a good time, or have “positive social interactions with”, are better able to deal with pain and other symptoms, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published  in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment…read more…  

Holistic Cancer Congress

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The second annual Holistic Cancer Congress (HCC), took place in Penrose, Auckland on March 16-17. A range of local and international speakers addressed topics such as Options to improve results with orthodox medical treatments How diet may influence the development of breast cancer How to reduce side effects of medical treatments The positive impact of diet, exercise, meditation, prayer, energy… Read more »

Mayoress speaks out about cancer

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Rotorua Mayoress Sue Winters went completely numb when a malignant lump was found in her breast. Her husband, Mayor Kevin Winters, was in the throes of a mayoral campaign at the time and thoughts of her mum, Maureen, and their family raced through her mind as the  radiologist’s words sank in that day in March 2010 …read more

Ex-leader hits male breast cancer stigma

Former New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner’s “brave” revelation that he has undergone a mastectomy will help to break down the stigma around male breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation says. Greiner, who was Premier from 1988 to 1992, revealed yesterday that he had his left breast removed in April after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The… Read more »