How to support your wife or partner during menopause

From hot flushes to hormone rushes, menopause is a challenging time for women – and it can sometimes be difficult for those around them to know how to help!

Here we explain some of the difficulties your partner may be facing, and offer some practical tips on how you can help to support the lady in your life through the menopause. Continue reading “How to support your wife or partner during menopause”

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Anne is Keeping Busy – A Cancer Diary (Part 3)

 

Anne Shewring was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. At the time she wrote about her treatment and her life in a blog called ‘Anne is Keeping Busy’.

In a special new series for Live Better With, Anne looks back at that time and shares her thoughts and experiences once again. (Read part 1 here and part 2 here.) In this instalment, Anne tries to look at the upside, and struggles to sleep…

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Chemo sickness: 15 practical tips for beating nausea during chemotherapy

Feeling sick, or nausea, is a very common side effect of having chemotherapy treatment. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help with the symptoms. However, many people still find that they struggle to deal with the effects of nausea.

The good news is, there are lots of other things you can do to help. Here we take a look at some tried and tested ways of reducing the impact of nausea during chemotherapy… Continue reading “Chemo sickness: 15 practical tips for beating nausea during chemotherapy”

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How I live better with… MS and testicular cancer – Ben from North Devon

Ben, 42, lives in North Devon with his wife and young son. He has multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis, both long term autoimmune conditions. In 2013 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, underwent chemotherapy and is now all clear.

In this Q&A Ben recounts his experiences with treatment and side effects, and shares some the things he learned…

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Coping with cancer at Christmas

christmas with cancer

Christmas is traditionally a time for meeting up with family and friends, making merry and enjoying plenty of food and drink. But if you have cancer it can feel difficult to join in the festivities –  especially if you are tired, dealing with the side effects of treatment, or just don’t feel much like celebrating.

Here is Live Better With’s guide to coping during the festive season… Continue reading “Coping with cancer at Christmas”

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Anne is Keeping Busy – A Cancer Diary (Part 2)

 

Anne Shewring was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. At the time she wrote about her treatment and her life in a blog called ‘Anne is Keeping Busy’.

In a special new series for Live Better With, Anne looks back at that time and shares her thoughts and experiences once again. (Read part 1 here.) In this instalment, Anne records the start of her chemo treatment…

Continue reading “Anne is Keeping Busy – A Cancer Diary (Part 2)”

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