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  • Blog Post: The long road back to the new normal. (Life after cancer treatment).

    If you have finished treatment there is a belief that you should be jumping for joy. You’re in the clear; you don’t have cancer, why wouldn’t you be the happiest person on earth? It may frustrate you that people don’t understand, and are rushing you to get back to your old self...
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  • Forum Post: BRCA mutation - offering support

    Hi all, I was in the UK a few months ago to do a benefit for Macmillan. It was a performance of my one-woman musical show about my experiences with the BRCA mutation (which spikes breast cancer risk to 87%). Here's a review of that show from Macmillan staff: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Fundraising...
  • Blog Post: Cancer genetics – Helping people understand and manage their risk

    Only 5 to 10% of cancers are thought to be linked to inherited genes. But if there are several people who’ve had cancer in your family, you may be concerned about your own risk. If you’ve had cancer yourself, you may worry about your relatives’ risk. In this blog, we’ll tell...
  • Forum Post: Macmillan benefit musical show about BRCA in London

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this group and BRCA1+ (just like Angelina!) I actually live in Seattle, but I'm coming to London this week to do a show as a benefit for MCS. It's a one-woman musical comedy about my BRCA experiences called "The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes" Here's...
  • Forum Post: exome sequencing?

    hi everyone, I have posted a few times on here. My mum had breast cancer 11 years ago aged 51, and has lost 2 sisters to breast cancer who were in their 40's. Mum was diagnosed with colon (stage 2) & ovarian (stage 3) cancer last July, and is now palliative after the chemo to shrink the ovarian...
  • Forum Post: Want your thoughts - 10min online survey

    My name is Natalie Seebeck and I am a student at the Lo ndon Metropolitan University studying Psychology. As part of this course, I am conducting a research project on people’s beliefs towards their illness/health condition and related treatment. You have been invited to take part in this study...
  • Blog Post: Life is a rollercoaster ...

    You know ... I used to say “ if only I could have a pound for every compliment I receive for them red shoes.” However, over the last few weeks it would be for each time someone has said to me “Go sh ... doesn't time fly ... where did that year go ...? ” These comments have...
  • Blog Post: Looking forward to hearing these

    Sunday 7 November Thea Tlsty - Molecular alterations that predict premalignancy in breast cancer Chris Wild - Cancer research for cancer prevention: an international view Patricia Ganz - Cancer survivorship: a new challenge in delivering quality cancer care Derek Stewart - From presence...
  • Blog Post: Family History in Brief

    I have a significant family history, mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer aged 36 got ovarian cancer 2 years later and eventually died aged 44 from secondary ovarian cancer. The youngest of my aunties on her side to die did so at 28. The oldest was I think in her late forties. My closest cousin...
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