Blogs

Read here blogs written by the OWise team. The team, all scientists, discuss topics that may be of interest to you. So far the topics have been highlighted by our close collaborators including patients, carers, cancer clinicians, support workers and other health care professionals. If you have any suggestions for an interesting blog, please get in touch!

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Vicky fox teaching yoga for breast cancer
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February 21, 2024

Breast Cancer and Wellness: Yoga

Breast cancer survivor Carly Moosah interviews Vicky Fox, a yoga teacher and trainer that is an expert in yoga for cancer.

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Navigating chemotherapy for breast cancer safely and what to avoid.
Blog
February 2, 2024

Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer: Navigating Treatment Safely

Chemotherapy is a treatment for breast cancer. This blog covers how to navigate chemotherapy treatment safely.

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woman taking steps to understand her breast cancer diagnosis
Blog
December 28, 2023

Understanding Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis: A Guide

It can be difficult to understand the information about your breast cancer diagnosis, this guide will break it down for you.

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Flowers signifying hope in new breast cancer treatments
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December 20, 2023

Aromatase Inhibitors for Secondary Breast Cancer: Science and Stories

Aromatase inhibitors can be used to treat certain secondary breast cancers. This blog delves into the science while looking at the real experience of patients on these drugs.

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Breast Cancer survivor Carly Moosah feeling joy
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December 15, 2023

4 Ways to Feel Joy During Breast Cancer

When Carly was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, her world went very dark very quickly. This blog is about my tools to allow joy in.

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Picture of Carly Moosah, a triple negative breast cancer survivor
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November 10, 2023

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Read this…

Carly Moosah shares her experience after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and shares tips on how to manage daily life.

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October 25, 2023

Trodelvy for Secondary Breast Cancer: Science and Stories

Sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy®) is used to treat certain secondary breast cancers. This blog delves into the science while looking at the real experiences of patient’s on this drug.

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A picture of a uterus signifying breast cancer and menopause
Blog
October 18, 2023

Menopause and Breast Cancer: How to Cope

Let us take you through menopause induced by breast cancer treatment and how to deal with menopausal side effects.

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Picture of Carly Moosah, a triple negative breast cancer survivor
Blog
September 29, 2023

Putting Yourself First This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The realities of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Carly Moosah, since becoming part of the Breast cancer community.

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A woman checking her breasts for signs of breast cancer
Blog
September 20, 2023

Breast Cancer: Signs and Diagnosis

Want to be more breast aware or would you just like to know more about breast cancer signs and diagnosis? You’ve found the right place. Let us take you through how to check your breasts, the key signs to look out for, and the process of breast cancer diagnosis.

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September 7, 2023

Treatment options for Secondary Triple Negative Breast Cancer

We have compiled the treatments available through the NHS for TNBC secondary breast cancer. Current treatments aim to extend survival, maintain good quality of life and relieve symptoms.

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Birds flying signifying the hope Enhertu has brought to secondary breast cancer patients
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September 3, 2023

Enhertu for Secondary Breast Cancer: Science and Stories

Trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu®) is used to treat certain secondary breast cancers. This blog delves into the science while looking at the real experiences of patient’s on this drug.

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An image of flowers and the sky to signify hope for HER2-low breast cancer patients
Blog
August 24, 2023

What is HER2-low Breast Cancer?

HER2-low is a new way to characterise breast cancer. In short, many previously considered HER2-negative breast cancer patients can now be considered HER2-low. This provides a new treatment target for many secondary (metastatic, advanced) breast cancers. 

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Photo of Carly Moosah a breast cancer patient
Blog
August 17, 2023

You’ve Finished Breast Cancer Treatment. Now What?

By Carly Moosah.
So, you’ve finished treatment for primary breast cancer and been told that you are cancer free. But what now? 

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August 3, 2023

Chemotherapy and breast cancer: All you need to know

Chemotherapy (often called chemo) is a common treatment for breast cancer. Here we look at how chemotherapy works, different types and what to expect. You can find useful tips to help you to manage side effects and prepare for treatment.

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Photo of Carly Moosah a breast cancer patient
Blog
July 28, 2023

15 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was First Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

By Carly Moosah
When I was first diagnosed with aggressive Stage 2 Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer my world stopped. This list is not exhaustive, but some key points that will hopefully help you if you are reading this to know you are not alone.

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Lady with secondary breast cancer walking through field filled with flowers
Blog
July 15, 2023

Secondary breast cancer: pathology, signs and diagnosis

Secondary breast cancer (also known as metastatic, stage 4 or advanced breast cancer) occurs when the cancer spreads beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

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May 13, 2023

Hot flushes: What causes them and how to manage them

Are you experiencing hot flushes? This blog explores what causes them and tips to help you manage them.

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November 29, 2022

Tamoxifen vs. Aromatase Inhibitors – How do they work?

Both tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are hormonal therapies used in the treatment of oestrogen positive breast cancers to stop tumour growth and recurrence.

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July 14, 2022

Secondary HR+ Breast cancer – What’ve hormones got to do with it?

Have secondary hormone receptor positive breast cancer? Find out your treatment options and the latest advances for this subtype.

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DNA strand
Blog
March 17, 2022

BRCA: the inherited risk of breast cancer

BRCA genes are the most well-known genetic factors influencing the risk of cancer. Explore exactly what they are, their associated risk of breast cancer, and treatments in development to target these genes.

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Two women sitting back to back
Blog
February 26, 2022

Triple Negative and Me: TNBC and its treatments

If you have Triple Negative breast cancer, find out exactly what triple negative is and how it can affect your treatment plan.

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Woman holding magnifying glass
Blog
October 22, 2021

It’s All About HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

If you have HER2-positive breast cancer, this is the blog for you! Find out exactly what HER2 is and how it may affect your treatment plan.

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September 24, 2021

What is Chemo-brain and what can I do about it?

Find out about possible causes and treatment options for the cancer side effect commonly referred to as chemo brain.

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