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Aisling, 50, left, and Margaret, 46, right, Cunningham were diagnosed with cancer six weeks apart in a heartbreaking coincidence

Breast cancer Australia: sisters diagnosed less than six weeks apart

Two sisters who were diagnosed with breast cancer six weeks apart have revealed how they worked together to beat the disease. Aisling, 50, and Margaret Cunningham, 46, from Brisbane received the heartbreaking news in August 2020. Margaret was standing in front of the mirror when she noticed that one of her breasts looked very different …

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Aisling, 50, left, and Margaret, 46, right, Cunningham were diagnosed with cancer six weeks apart in a heartbreaking coincidence

Breast cancer Australia: sisters diagnosed less than six weeks apart

Two sisters who were diagnosed with breast cancer six weeks apart have revealed how they worked together to beat the disease. Aisling, 50, and Margaret Cunningham, 46, from Brisbane received the heartbreaking news in August 2020. Margaret was standing in front of the mirror when she noticed that one of her breasts looked very different …

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Long-term study confirms link between inflammation and cognitive problems in older breast cancer survivors – Neuroscience News

Summary: Higher levels of inflammatory C-reactive protein have been found in older breast cancer survivors who had cognitive problems. The study is one of the first long-term assessments linking chronic inflammation to cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors. Source: UCLA Scientists are still trying to understand why many breast cancer survivors experience troubling cognitive issues …

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 8 months pregnant.  I had a caesarean before the scheduled date to be able to start chemo.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 8 months pregnant. I had a caesarean before the scheduled date to be able to start chemo.

Jennifer Deus was nearly nine months pregnant when she learned she had breast cancer. Doctors performed a caesarean section on her at 36 weeks so she could start treatment shortly after giving birth. This is the story of Deus, told to Jane Ridley. Loading Something is loading. This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation …

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My friends ghosted me when they found out I had breast cancer and it took me a long time to let them go

My friends ghosted me when they found out I had breast cancer and it took me a long time to let them go

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I only told a handful of people. I was faced with the decision between a lumpectomy and radiotherapy or a mastectomy. I wanted to make this choice with as little “noise” as possible. Instead, I wanted to rely on the advice of my doctors, my intuition, and …

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A woman said she was 34 weeks pregnant when a burning sensation in her armpit was diagnosed as a blocked milk duct.  It was stage 4 breast cancer.

A woman said she was 34 weeks pregnant when a burning sensation in her armpit was diagnosed as a blocked milk duct. It was stage 4 breast cancer.

Lindsey Gritton has said she was misdiagnosed with a blocked milk duct when she was 34 weeks pregnant. After requesting an ultrasound, Gritton said she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She said she wanted other young women to know the importance of standing up for themselves. Loading Something is loading. Lindsey Gritton said she …

A woman said she was 34 weeks pregnant when a burning sensation in her armpit was diagnosed as a blocked milk duct. It was stage 4 breast cancer. Read More »

A 29-year-old woman felt a lump in her breast, but her ultrasound was clear.  She now has stage 4 cancer.

A 29-year-old woman felt a lump in her breast, but her ultrasound was clear. She now has stage 4 cancer.

Kristine Stone discovered a breast lump when she was 29. She underwent ultrasounds, but declined mammograms. Six months later, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Ultrasounds tend to detect cancer better in younger patients, but who reads them matters. Loading Something is loading. By age 29, Kristine Stone had earned her MBA and …

A 29-year-old woman felt a lump in her breast, but her ultrasound was clear. She now has stage 4 cancer. Read More »