Year: 2009

Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

Posted November 21, 2009, in

Removal of Primary Tumor in Metastatic Breast Cancer May Prolong Survival

September 21, 2009 (Berlin, Germany) — Surgical removal of the primary tumor in patients with metastatic breast cancer — which is not currently standard practice — could greatly improve survival. According to data from 1 study presented here at the 15th Congress of the European CanCer Organization and the 34th European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Multidisciplinary Congress, tumor removal was associated with a doubling of overall survival.

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An Ordinary Week

Posted November 20, 2009, in


“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.”
Joan Baez

Saturday – I was sad to find out today hair regrows at only half an inch a month so I will be wearing this grey fuzz for a while. No sympathy from one of my brothers who lives in Tassie – he is sending a tea cosy he no longer uses saying he can picture me in it and that it conveniently has two slits my ears can fit through! I’m glad I won’t have to avail myself of his suggested headwear as we are experiencing our tropical “winter” – warm dry perfect days.

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We are 10 Years Old

Posted October 12, 2009, in

Celebrating 10 years of the Advanced Breast Cancer Group! This May marked the 10th anniversary of the Advanced Breast Cancer Group, which began in May 1999 as a weekly professionally led group in West End, and which has grown to a Statewide service providing support to women with metastatic or secondary cancer, their partners and…

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Weekend Get-Together

Posted September 16, 2009, in

Weekend Get – Together

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