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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Hormone therapy resistance
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January 14, 2021

Hormone therapy resistance: What you should know

Find out what hormone therapy resistance means, how it happens, and how it may affect you and your treatment plan.

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Natasha, OWise User
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January 7, 2021

Breast cancer, taboos and the BAME community: Q&A with Natasha

This week we had the pleasure to speak with Natasha (@blackbaldnbeautiful) about breast cancer in the BAME community.

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Orange paper fan
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December 22, 2020

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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December 17, 2020

Demystifying fear of breast cancer recurrence

Fear of cancer recurrence is one of the most common psychosocial effects of cancer. Find out what it is and how to manage it.

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December 10, 2020

The Power of the Written Word: Our Conversation with Sara from ‘Ticking Off Breast Cancer’

Sara Liyanage, the creator of the website and book, ‘Ticking Off Breast Cancer’, speaks to us about her work in raising people’s voices.

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Clinical trials - a doctor holding a new drig
Blog
December 3, 2020

Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer: Our A to Z Guide

Want to better understand what clinical trials are and what they mean for you? Here is OWise’s extensive guide to all things clinical trials.

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Mary Huckle
Blog
November 30, 2020

Mary Huckle speaks with us about Exercise and Cancer

Mary Huckle, a pilates instructor and personal trainer, lets us know how regular exercise can help people during their breast cancer treatment.

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November 26, 2020

Tamoxifen: what you should and shouldn’t avoid

Tamoxifen is one of the widely prescribed breast cancer treatments for premenopausal women.But, did you know that the effectiveness of this drug can be boosted or compromised based on everyday foods and drinks?

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Joint Pain
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November 19, 2020

Aromatase Inhibitors and Joint Pain: Causes and Ways of Managing

Joint pain is common amongst breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors. Learn more about the various ways of managing this symptom.

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November 12, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Michaela

Michaela, an OWise User, has kindly agreed to share her experience of breast cancer treatment as well as how the OWise app has supported her.

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Woman sitting on a bed holding a glass of water
Blog
November 5, 2020

Moving forward after active treatment

Coming to the end of your active treatment period for breast cancer? This blog explores how to manage the new changes during this time.

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October 29, 2020

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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Counselling Session
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October 28, 2020

‘Counselling with Cancer’ & advice for managing anxiety during COVID

Claire Francis from ‘Counselling with Cancer’ speaks to us about her practice, anxiety during the pandemic and how the OWise app can help.

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Headshot of OWise user
Blog
October 23, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Michelle

Michelle was part of the user testing for the latest version of the OWise app. Read her thoughts on OWise here.

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Group of women sat together
Blog
October 22, 2020

What’ve hormones got to do with it?

Have early stage hormone receptor positive breast cancer? Check out this blog to find out what it is and how it may affect your treatment plan.

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Two women sitting back to back
Blog
October 15, 2020

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 8, 2020

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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woman holding paper
Blog
October 1, 2020

Your Pathology Report Explained

In the first of our series ‘Breast cancer under the microscope’, better understand your pathology report.

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OWise Q&A
Blog
September 25, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Jenny

Jenny is an OWise user that has been part of user testing for the latest version of the app. Read her thoughts on OWise here.

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September 11, 2020

Q&A with OWise User: Allie Moon

Allie was part of user testing for the new OWise app. Read more about her experience in our latest Q&A.

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Female statue
Blog
August 20, 2020

5 Facts You May Not Know About Breast Cancer

From its first record to the discovery of its common treatments, uncover more about breast cancer.

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DNA strand
Blog
August 6, 2020

BRCA: the inherited risk of breast cancer

BRCA is one of the most well-known genes influencing the risk of cancer. Explore exactly what it is, the associated risk of breast cancer, and treatments in development to target these genes.

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Writing pad with pen and coffee on table
Blog
July 24, 2020

Coping with guilt through expressive writing

Guilt is a complex emotion: it can come in many different forms and can be experienced for a variety of different reasons in the context of breast cancer, as well as in other aspects of life.

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Blog
July 9, 2020

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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