Christmas Gifts for Cancer Patients

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If you have a friend or loved one that’s fighting or living with cancer, you might need a little Christmas gift inspiration. As well as your love and time, there are a few other things out there you can give which could make life easier and more enjoyable for someone with cancer.

If you’re really not sure what to get, it’s always a good idea to ask someone if there’s anything they want or need. But, if you would rather keep your gift under wraps – literally – then read on.

Here, we’ve put together a list of gifts with the specific idea of improving the quality of life for someone undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Introducing: Live Better With Cancer Headwear

We know how much difference good quality cancer hats and headscarves can make during treatment. Soft materials, flattering designs, and breathable fabrics that won’t make your head too hot – our community told us exactly what they wanted from their cancer headwear, so we created a range of hats and headscarves that combine all those elements into a set of reliable, go-to gorgeous designs.

Browse our full cancer headwear range

When we designed our new range of bamboo chemo hats and headscarves, we knew from the start that we wanted to make it all about you, the real cancer experts. So when the time came to shoot the pics of our gorgeous new products, we turned to our online community to find our models – and you really wowed us!

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Introducing: Live Better With Cancer Community

Here at Live Better With we’ve been working on a big project.

When you’re living with cancer or caring for a loved one who is, it can be hard to find someone who truly understands. While friends and family may sympathise and offer words of advice and support, the only people who really ‘get it’ are those who, like you, are on this journey. That’s why we’ve created the brand new Live Better With Community.

Visit the Community forum →

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5 Tips to Make Food Tastier While Living With Cancer

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Taste plays a vital role in choosing your food and is part of the reason you derive pleasure from eating and drinking. Your cancer treatment can affect your sense of taste causing your food to; lack flavour, taste too sweet, salty or metallic.
Normally these changes are temporary and will begin to improve over time but it can be hard to maintain your calorie intake and meet your body’s protein, vitamin and mineral needs. There are things you can to do to help make food tastier while living with cancer, and here are recommendations from experts and people living with cancer.

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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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World Cancer Day 2018: What, When, and How?

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World Cancer Day takes place on Sunday 4th February

When is World Cancer Day 2018?

World Cancer Day in 2018 will fall on Sunday 4th of February. Though most types of cancer have their own cancer awareness month, World Cancer Day aims to tackle all cancers as a whole, encouraging countries, groups, and individuals to look at the global picture.

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How to help heal the mind and brain during and after cancer

Joint winners announced as the Best Mind & Brain Product at the inaugural Live Better With Spotlight Awards

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Photo by Jacob Townsend

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to think about the physical complications the disease brings – from nausea and hair loss to pain and fatigue. But what about the impact on your mental health?

Feelings of depression, anxiety, and fear are very common and are normal responses to this life-changing experience. Many things can cause these feelings. Changes in body image can affect self-esteem and confidence. Family and work roles may be altered. You might also fear death, suffering, pain, or all the unknown things that lie ahead.

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Campaigners want coffee to come with cancer warning

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip of your cup of joe

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A lawsuit is underway in the state of California that might force coffee retailers such as Starbucks, Seattle’s Best and Dunkin’ Donuts to add a cancer warning label to their coffees.

The nonprofit organization Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) has brought this suit to court. It’s an effort they began back in 2010 against 90 different companies in California, claiming these companies failed to follow a state law ― Proposition 65 ― that requires a warning for the presence of hazardous chemicals to the residents of California. The hazardous chemical in question is acrylamide, a known carcinogen, which is produced in small amounts during the coffee-roasting process.

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