For some, films about cancer can be too torturous to sit through when you’re already living with the disease yourself.
But for others, the right story can do a lot of good for your feelings, and your perspective — you may even find some reassurance and resolution in them.
Continue reading “10 TV shows and films about dealing with cancer”
Clover Lewis Swimwear creates beautiful and fashionable post-surgery mastectomy swimwear. Designed specifically with youthful women in my mind who have had breast cancer surgery.
Continue reading “The story behind Clover Lewis Swimwear – the UK’s first premium mastectomy swimwear line”
Will you be at the annual Shine Connect conference this May?
We are delighted to be partnering with Shine Cancer Support for their annual Shine Connect event – the UK’s only conference for young adults with cancer.
Ceinwen Giles, Shine Cancer Support director, tells us what’s on the agenda:
Continue reading “Too young for cancer? We get it!”
From pregnant mums with cancer to mums caring for children with the disease, we look at charities doing amazing things for mothers all over the world
Continue reading “4 incredible cancer charities on a mission to help mums”
Alison and Brian of From Me to You, a letter-writing cancer charity, have graciously provided some expert tips to help make your holiday card preparation a little less daunting. Read on for fantastic advice that will have you writing in no time!
In the age of email and text messages, a handwritten note or card is an especially thoughtful gesture. Taking the time to write (and mail) a note shows you care. And, unlike emails or text messages, a handwritten note can be put on display; a ready reminder that there are people who are thinking about you and who wish you well.
Continue reading “How to Write a Card for Someone Who Has Cancer”
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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Finding help for cancer patients, their families, and their carers can be tricky. Luckily, there are lots available to assist you – all you have to do is start looking!
Finding Help When You Have Cancer
There are hundreds of organisations, groups, charities and businesses out there that can help you to live better with cancer!
But what if you’re not sure what’s out there? Or if you’re not sure where to even start?
We know that it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for at the best of times, especially if you’re feeling sick.
That’s why we created the Cancer Support Map. It’s the only platform of its kind, and it will help you and your loved ones find local, relevant cancer services at the touch of a button!
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Mesothelioma, a type of cancer often found in the lungs, is almost always caused by asbestos exposure, and is 99% preventable. But every year, approximately 3,000 people in the United States, and 2,700 in the UK are diagnosed with mesothelioma – and those numbers are increasing.
For Mesothelioma Awareness Day (Tuesday September 26th), we spoke to the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center in the USA, to learn more about the four types of mesothelioma affecting the lives of thousands each year.
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Women are turning their breast surgery scars into stunning works of art with mastectomy tattoos
Continue reading “Mastectomy Tattoos: 20 Beautiful Designs That Will Take Your Breath Away”
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.
Continue reading “‘Don’t be afraid to ask for help’ – Learnings from skin cancer patient Chris Harvey”