Cancer

You never know what will happen when you plant those tiny seeds in early spring. This year did not disappoint when it comes to cucumbers! Mine are going bananas- I am picking 2-3 every day. So, what am I doing with them? Making salads, pickles and just snacking on them with some hummus. These 2
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I actually saw this on a bumper sticker the other day:  “Scars are tattoos with better stories.”  Isn’t that great?!  Think about your own scars.  They do come with stories. We all bear scars from our life experiences. This includes our cancer experience.  They mean things to us.  We also bear emotional scars that are
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It may set a bold ambition to increase funding for UK life science – but what could the government’s Life Sciences Vision mean for cancer research? Here we summarise the plan and find out how Cancer Research UK influenced its formation. The UK Government recently published its Life Sciences Vision which sets out how the
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Studies show that about 13% of women will develop breast cancer sometime during their lives. By contrast, those who inherit the BRCA genetic variant face a much greater risk. About 55%–72% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA1 variant and 45%–69% of women who inherit a harmful BRCA2 variant will develop breast cancer by 70–80 years of age. The
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Summer farmer’s markets are full of fresh picked goodness from the farm. Last week I found Lots of green, yellow, and purple beans-also known as string beans. Eat them raw; steam them lightly and marinate in a vinaigrette dressing; sauté them with lots of garlic and sprinkle with some toasted pine nuts, slivered almonds, or walnuts;
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Summer is upon us, which means more time outdoors, enjoying those lovely moments of good weather. We’ve put together 11 common myths around sun safety to help you through the summer months. Take a read through to help you keep your skin healthy and reduce your risk of serious sun damage. 1. MYTH: I can
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by Lucretia Hurley-Browning I keep notes on lots of things…..notes and lists.  Lists of what needs to be done….notes on what I am experiencing.  Over the weekend as I was ‘purging’ my computer of all kinds of lists and some notes, I came across a several-year-old note from a precious visit with a woman, two years
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Roughly 10 million adults in the United States struggle with dysphagia, the term used to describe difficulty swallowing. It’s common for people with Alzheimer’s to have this issue, but it also appears in people with autism spectrum disorder and patients undergoing cancer treatments like chemotherapy. It can also affect those with Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease,
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The period after cancer surgery can be a stressful and uncertain time. Despite surgeons’ best efforts, it’s difficult to know whether someone’s cancer has been completely removed, or if a little is left behind. And that distinction is crucial, because even if a small number of cancer cells remain, it could mean a patient’s cancer
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Nancy Litterman Howe Cancer Rehabilitation: An Invaluable Service but a PR Challenge In part 1 of this blog, I told you about the ways that cancer rehabilitation (rehab) providers can help people with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through well into survivorship. After reading that you may have thought why don’t all people get
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Cancer is one of the greatest global challenges. No one organisation, sector or even country can solve it alone. Just like what we’ve seen with the pandemic, global collaboration and proper investment are what’s needed to drive progress in cancer too. It’s been a terrible year. But even in the worst times, there are silver
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Don’t hide when your neighbor comes to your door with another one of those baseball bat-sized zucchini! Here some fun recipes from The American Institute for Cancer Research.   What’s to love about those long green and yellow summer squash that seem to go from tiny little squash fingers into baseball bats overnight? Low in calories
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It has been announced today that Philip Morris International (PMI), the American tobacco company, and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is buying Vectura, the British respiratory drugs company, for £1.04 billion. Vectura has worked on treatments for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing a pioneering inhaled treatment
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