When my youngest daughter was just 7 months old I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Advanced breast cancer.
We get told to have them regularly, and the news is usually received with chills down our spine. We get it; they’re important. But why?
Caring for someone with cancer can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. It can strengthen your relationship as you demonstrate your love and commitment but it is also demanding, both physically and emotionally. If you have been caring for someone for some time, you may feel exhausted. You might feel guilty making time for yourself. However, looking after your wellbeing can help relieve the stress and exhaustion of caring for your loved one and reduce feelings of frustration and isolation. It also can make you an even better carer!
It’s hard to educate about and discuss cervical cancer without mentioning the Human Papillomavirus. Since the 1990s, research has found a direct link between HPV and Cervical Cancer. But if you are unfamiliar with what the Human Papillomavirus is, it could cause some confusion and anxiety which may not be necessary. Read on to find out more.
Millions of people across the world receive chemotherapy, and it’s only natural to wonder what to expect. We’ve received several emails at Live Better With HQ asking us for tips on what to bring to chemo and what to do whilst there.
Steroids are substances that you make naturally in your body. They can be replicated in the lab to help treat certain side effects or symptoms, or to increase the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs. Steroids play important roles in several different mechanisms throughout the body, including fight and flight (stress) and immune responses.
An upcoming doctor’s appointment can put dread and fear in even the bravest of people. Doctors hold information that you need, and not knowing can build anxiety and stress. Visiting the doctor is also quite different to other appointments; there are often substantial waits, and visits can really vary in length. Continue reading “5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment”
At first, this article was just going to say one sentence:
“Speak to them like you did before they had cancer.”
But after some thought and research, we found that people with cancer should be spoken to differently.