Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Pink Ribbon Day 2019

Sep 13, 2019

Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women in the world, including in Australia. Though survival rates have continue to improve in the country with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or...

Cancer Council's Daffodil Day Appeal 2019

Jul 30, 2019

With a target to raise more than $4 million for life-saving cancer research, this year's Daffodil Day Appeal seeks to raise awareness and money throughout the month of August that will culminate in a public show of solidarity on 23 August 2019. Volunteers...

Go Alcohol-free on Dry July 2019

Jun 25, 2019

What is Dry July? Dry July is a fundraising and awareness campaign started through the Dry July Foundation that encourages people to go alcohol-free during the month of July in order to create better awareness for cancer and raise funds for people...

Are NSW Women Healthy?

Mar 29, 2019

Sydney seems to be a fairly healthy place, and Sydneysiders a fairly active bunch. But exactly how healthy are NSW women? The NSW government's new "Health and Wellbeing" report paints an interesting picture. It shows that while women's health in the...

Study: Does the Radiation From Mobile Phones Cause Cancer?

Nov 17, 2017

This is a question that has been around since the first days of the technology and answers have been all over the shop - Does the radiation from mobile phones cause cancer? The result of a recent court case in Italy may change all that. A long-term...

Meditation reduces breast cancer biopsy pain

Mar 16, 2016

Experts have known for some time that meditation helps keep patients calm and relaxed in the lead up to surgery. And now new research has found that meditation could reduce pain during breast cancer biopsies.   The Duke Cancer Institute study, published...

What is ozone therapy?

Apr 10, 2015

Cancer is a controversial topic, with many treatments professing to cure or prevent the disease. Choosing a cancer treatment involves an in-depth discussion with your health care professional. And only once you and they weigh up all the options can you...

Foods That Have Anti-Cancerous Properties

Feb 09, 2015

Research into cancer inhibiting foods is on the increase.  These studies suggest that foods that contain antioxidants, protease inhibitors and omega fatty acids contain properties that eliminate free radicals as well as slow down the division of unhealthy...

Acupuncture for Cancer Recovery

Feb 26, 2014

A new UK study has found that acupuncture may help ease fatigue, anxiety and depression in women with breast cancer. The research, which appeared in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also found that the modality may help enhance quality of life for...

Study Finds Vitamin D May Help Prevent Cancer

Mar 23, 2011

Getting a daily dose of sunshine may do more than lift your mood, a new study has shown. Vitamin D, which our bodies mainly get from sunshine, may have a role to play in preventing certain types of cancer. About the Study A new study recently out of...

The Importance Of Breast Health

Feb 28, 2011

When was the last time you had your breast health checked or screened? Awareness of breast health is now relatively high largely as a result of some high profile public awareness campaigns, but many women postpone getting screened for a variety of reasons.

Oncology Massage: Supporting Living Well

Jan 09, 2011

It is a sad truth that even the loved ones of cancer patients often feel afraid of hurting their sick loved one with a simple hug or other forms of contact. A hug then means a whole lot more than it used to, and so loved ones refrain, leaving the cancer...

A Natural Approach to Breast Care

Oct 28, 2010

In case you have been on the moon and had not noticed, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in Australia – which explains the profusion of pink everywhere!  Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death among women in...

Multivitamins Linked to Breast Cancer in Inconclusive Study

Apr 20, 2010

Multivitamins & Breast Cancer Study A major Swedish study (see American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) has associated daily multivitamin intake with an increased risk in breast cancer. Sweden’s Karolinska Institute monitored thirty five thousand women...

Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

May 22, 2009

Said to be the most common type of cancer among Australian women, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Australia. Latest statistics, however, indicate that while more women are diagnosed with breast cancer, the survival rate...

Thermography 101: What is it & What is it used for?

Feb 22, 2009

Are you looking for a test that can tell you about changes in your body before other tests are able to?  Thermography is an excellent diagnostic tool that is starting to become more popular due to its “early warning” properties.  Read on to learn...

Nipple Discharge

Jan 02, 2009

Nipple discharge is an embarrassing condition but more common than many women think.  What exactly is nipple discharge, what causes it and is it anything to worry about?  Read on to learn more. What is Nipple Discharge? Nipple discharge is the third...

High GI Foods & Cancer

Oct 19, 2008

You’ve heard of the health benefits of following a low GI diet but now new research shows that a low GI diet could be more important than ever before. What is the GI? The GI is the Glycaemic Index of food, and it is a score that is applied to different...

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