Tenovus Cancer Care: Practical advice and emotional support 365 days a year

We’re thrilled to be partnering with leading charity, Tenovus Cancer Care!

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About Tenovus

If you have cancer or you’re close to someone who has, it can be frightening and stressful. Tenovus Cancer Care can help. They bring practical advice, emotional support and treatment to where it matters most; the heart of the community. The leading cancer charity in Wales, Tenovus can help you cope and through their vital research, they also offer hope.

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Headbands of Hope: Where style meets compassion

Who would have thought a hair accessory could do so much good?!

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Headbands of Hope founder Jess Ekstrom (right)

Entrepreneur Jess Ekstrom was just 20 years old and still studying in university when she found her life’s calling.

In 2012, she was an intern with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a wish-granting organisation for youngsters with life-threatening illnesses, and was spending lots of time with children with cancer who’d lost their hair during chemotherapy treatments. Continue reading “Headbands of Hope: Where style meets compassion”

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“I was determined to fight cancer with every ounce of strength I possessed”

 Soap and glory for Irish  entrepreneur Deborah Neill

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We’re always on the lookout for new, innovative, and most importantly helpful products to add to our growing catalogue. A new addition to our site is Deborah Neill Handmade Soap, beautiful handmade soap created by a cancer survivor to help soothe irritated skin that has been affected by cancer treatment.

Here, soapmaker Deborah recalls why launched her handmade soap brand and why she recommends her soaps to fellow cancer patients:

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“You can still feel fab with no hair and look great”

Meet Amanda Luke, our fabulous headwear model from Staffordshire

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Earlier this year, we made the exciting decision to design and create our very own bamboo headwear range made especially for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatment.

From the design to the price, our bamboo hats were entirely inspired by our cancer community, so when it came to finding a model, we knew that we wanted to work with someone who had actually experienced hair loss themselves: Enter breast cancer patient Amanda Luke from Staffordshire, England.

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“Writing has helped heal my spirit,” says best-selling author Sophie Sabbage

The Cancer Whisperer author Sophie Sabbage tells us how she gained a new appreciation for life after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer three years ago

The Cancer Whisperer Sophie
Author Sophie Sabbage

Sophie Sabbage is a bit of a rule-breaker. When she was 43, she gave birth to her daughter after she was told she would never have kids. Four years later, she was diagnosed with late-stage ‘incurable’ lung cancer, and doctors implied she would be dead within a year.

Yet more than three years on, Sophie has defied her doctors by being in relatively good health and has written a bestseller, The Cancer Whisperer, to help other cancer patients become less fearful of the disease.

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A terminal cancer diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your career

Navy veteran with stage 4 cancer makes it his mission to help cancer patients find work

ASTRiiD can help connect you with businesses (Pic credit: Climate KIC)

Ten days after his 50th birthday,  British Navy veteran David Shutts was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer.

Now, two years after his diagnosis, David is pioneering a project that will transform the lives of thousands of fellow cancer patients across the UK.

Launched two months ago, David’s new digital tool Astriid (which stands for Available Skills for Training, Refreshing, Improvement, Innovation and Development), is an online employment pool created specifically to help those with cancer and other long-term chronic illnesses find paid and voluntary work.

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Ovarian Cancer – Two (Amazing!) Women Tell Their Stories

Around 1 in 52 women in the UK will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer during their lifetime. But would you recognise the most common symptoms? And what is it like to go through ovarian cancer?

Debbie and Paula both had two very different experiences of ovarian cancer, from symptoms all the way to treatment and recovery. Read their stories below, shared by our friends at Ovarian Cancer Action – a charity fighting to improve research, funding and support for women with ovarian cancer.

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‘Don’t be afraid to ask for help’ – Learnings from skin cancer patient Chris Harvey

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Chris Harvey is a very independent man – he knows what he wants and is more than happy to achieve it by himself.

But when he was diagnosed with skin cancer two years ago, Chris quickly realised that he would need to become depended on others – a scary thought but something he has learned to accept.

Below, Chris explains what he has learned since his diagnosis and how his life has changed.

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