Pain after cancer: A new model for pain psychology?

What if every headache, every slight twinge in your back, was potentially life threatening? What if you couldn’t tell a brain tumour from coffee-withdrawal? These can be constant, niggling worries for many people who have survived cancer, and we think their experiences can tell us something important about pain. If you have read a Body in Mind … [Read more...]

Online Breast Cancer Laterality Study

  It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime (American Cancer Society, 2015). Terrific advances in modern screening and treatment approaches mean that many women will survive – there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone. However breast cancer treatments can cause … [Read more...]

Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids

New advances in cancer therapies have drastically improved the prognosis for children diagnosed with cancer. Forty years ago, children were only given a 58% chance of living 5 years after a cancer diagnosis. Today, that number as soared to over 80% of children surviving 5 years.[1] Children with cancer are living longer, and as a result, … [Read more...]

Stressed mice and weak p53: Alas! Not cancer free!

There is an old and well known adage that stress causes negative health outcomes including the formation of gastric ulcers, heart disease, and cancer. How this takes place in any specific individual is horribly difficult to sort out due to the multiple systems and factors that are involved (we could be lost in a sea of confounders). However, … [Read more...]