The Breast Blog

May 2005 - Posts

This from my friend Liz Armstrong. This weekend, about 150 stalwart folks - from ages 2 to 82 - will be off and (mostly!) running in the Second Annual Run, Walk & Roll for Cancer Prevention held in conjunction with Ottawa's National Capital Race Weekend. Read More...
Posted on May 28,2005

Longest bra chain to raise cash for cancer According to a Reuters story, British women on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus plan to make the world's longest chain of bras to heighten breast cancer awareness and raise funds for research. They are Read More...
Posted on May 27,2005

CIBC Wood Gundy Climb for the Cure(TM) Raises $295,000 for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Conquering challenges including harsh weather, extreme conditions and injuries, the 27 participants in the second annual CIBC Wood Gundy Climb for the Read More...
Posted on May 26,2005

There's a university in my city called The University of Guelph. It's helped to turn the town into a big agriculture centre that supports a number of agri-food research labs. This story, from one of the labs, popped up in todays news alerts. Red Read More...
Posted on May 24,2005

Minogue's cancer surgery a success MELBOURNE, Australia -- Doctors have successfully removed a cancerous lump from Australian pop star Kylie Minogue's breast and are confident they caught the disease early enough to prevent it spreading, a surgeon Read More...
Posted on May 23,2005

There's something about summer than inspires us humans to take more interest in how we look. Perhaps for us northerns, it's the simple fact that we're not bundled up and hidden away in layers of wool and high tec clothing. Add to this the increased Read More...
Posted on May 22,2005

Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) Teleconference and WebCast: "Breast Cancer Update: Latest Data As Presented At ASCO 2005" Tuesday, May 24, 2005. 7-8:30pm EST Presentation by Dr Clemons will include information about: --Herceptin --The Arimidex™, Read More...
Posted on May 21,2005

Thankfully, there are people working in the breast cancer industry that are sensitive to differences. Another words all breasts are not the same. As a matter of fact, all breasts are a part of a unique human being. Breast should not be reduced to mere Read More...
Posted on May 20,2005

Headlines on the Health Section of the Globe and Mail included the following statistics. 145,500 This many Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. (that's more than the population of my city.) 68,300 This many Canadians will die of cancer this Read More...
Posted on May 19,2005

Breast feeding, the original and natural way to feed a baby, is in the news.Working moms are keen to be able to feed their babes or pump milk in the workplace. Apparently the opposition takes the position of being "worried over spilled milk." I didn't Read More...
Posted on May 18,2005

The Google News Alerts are sizzling with this unfortunate story right now. Women who under go treatment in study groups do help advance future options but my oh my, it's quite an selfless act and sometimes they pay with their life. Deadly problems halt Read More...
Posted on May 17,2005

I've been moving towards eating organic foods for the last year. I joined a coop farm share and enjoy knowing that my veggies are not genetically modified or sprayed with pesticides. I've also joined an organic home delivery service that provides me with Read More...
Posted on May 16,2005

As you may have concluded from reading this site, I believe breast implants should be considered much for seriously prior to surgery. I understand the position of the breast cancer patient who wants to have breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. Read More...
Posted on May 15,2005

OUTREACH Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) May 2005 A Newsletter for breast cancer survivors and the community Recruiting Volunteers Wanted for New CBCN Committees Join one of the three new CBCN National Advisory Committees -Young women with breast Read More...
Posted on May 14,2005

The Harvard School of Public Health sends out a regular newsletter that's the soup to nuts in illness management. This story caught my eye this morning. Overstating Aspirin's Role In Breast Cancer Prevention How Medical Research Was Misinterpreted to Read More...
Posted on May 13,2005

Feel like being a do-gooder? Here's an idea for you to try on. Breast cancer survivor unites Beaches community in one-day event to find a cure TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - Something ordinary can be forever linked with a life altering experience. It is for Read More...
Posted on May 12,2005

In celebration of National Women's Health Week here are the top ten questions women should ask their health care provider before, during and after menopause: 1. Based on my medical history, am I at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Read More...
Posted on May 11,2005

The 4th World Conference on Breast Cancer will take place June 8-12, 2005 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Close to 800 delegates and presenters are expected to attend from countries including Australia and New Zealand, Norway, Peru, China, Cameroon, Read More...
Posted on May 10,2005

I am grateful for the whistle blowers of the world. They help keep Big Brother from doing nasty stuff. It's interesting to me that Pierre Blais, a Health Canada scientist who exposed the risks associated with silicone breast implants in the 1980s is Read More...
Posted on May 9,2005

This from my friend Liz Armstrong. " It's Mother's Day Weekend. (Note I have hereby expanded the celebration from just one day in May to the whole weekend. This is part of a personal, incremental stealth campaign to eventually make it Mum's Day 365 days Read More...
Posted on May 7,2005

This may be the start of something big! Ontario To Consider Establishing Breast Implant Registry Legislature Set To Debate Proposal To Create Registry Next Week WHAT: Ontario may become the first jurisdiction in Canada to create a breast implant registry Read More...
Posted on May 6,2005

Breast Cancer Action will send you occasional Alert emails informing you of important news or actions that you can take to help Breast Cancer Action fight the breast cancer epidemic. I get them ever few weeks and am always surprised by the news that Read More...
Posted on May 5,2005

This type of news makes me crazy. Provinces vow better breast cancer testing Health Canada's lax mammogram standards fuel concern I'd like to know where all the PINK money is going. Every one seems to be giving to "The Cause". But who's getting the Read More...
Posted on May 4,2005

I subscribe to Sexual Intelligence™ , an electronic newsletter written and published by Marty Klein, Ph.D. According to the website, Sexual Intelligence examines the sexual implications of current events, politics, technology, and the media. Given Read More...
Posted on May 3,2005

I'm sure every guy reading this site would love to take a breast exam. So here you go. I hope you pass. The Breast of Canada Breast Exam. No cheating. SR 0 comments Read More...
Posted on May 2,2005

My women's health associate, Katherine O'Grady from the Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) was on the boob tube today. The story, Silicone comeback renews call for implant registry deserves your attention. While you're at it, check out CWHN's latest Read More...
Posted on May 1,2005
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