Good news for many breast cancer patients

Photo courtesy American Heart Association The majority of patients with the most common type of breast cancer do not benefit from chemotherapy after surgery according to a comprehensive study. A decade long multi-center study by the ECOG-ACRIN Research Group, involving 10,273 women with early-stage cancer at 1,182 treatment sites across USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New…

Be SunSmart this Summer!

After a long winter, the prospect of a sunshine holiday looms large in our minds. There are however risk factors in acquiring that so-called ‘healthy tan’ from sunbathing.  Over-exposure to sunlight radiation can cause three skin cancers that can kill; (malignant melanoma, squamous, or basal cell carcinoma). To quote the Cancer Council of Australia website,…