Cancer can affect all areas of your life – including your personality. And that in turn can have a big impact on families and loved ones. Here’s a guide for carers whose partners experience difficult mental as well as physical changes after a cancer diagnosis… Continue reading “Cancer carers: how to cope with personality changes in your partner”
It can take only a few hours to surgically remove a breast, but months or years to recover from the physical and possible emotional damage. Here’s our guide, with tips from the Live Better With community… Continue reading “Tips for living, looking and feeling better after a mastectomy”
The latest discussions, tips and advice from the Live Better With cancer community forum…
Continue reading “Emily’s Community Roundup – ‘Normal packed up and moved on’”
Are you having a colostomy as part of your treatment for bowel cancer? Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “How does a colostomy bag work?”
One of the most difficult things about a cancer diagnosis is telling your family. This post contains practical tips for approaching these conversations… Continue reading “How to talk to your family about your cancer diagnosis”
Having treatment for cancer can have a major impact on your sleep patterns. In this post we look at why cancer can make it hard to sleep, and things you can do to help get a better night’s rest… Continue reading “Why does cancer make it hard to get to sleep? (Plus 6 tips for a better night’s rest)”
Robert Alton, 73, lives in Jersey with his wife Mary. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2016 and is currently on Androgen Deprivation Therapy.
He is a regular and much-loved contributor to the Live Better With Cancer Community Forum. In this Q&A Robert recounts his experiences with treatment and side effects, and shares some the things he learned… Continue reading “How I live better with… prostate cancer – Robert from Jersey”
Reaching the end of treatment is an achievement – so why don’t you feel like celebrating? Here’s a Live Better With to coping emotionally and practically with life after chemotherapy or other cancer treatments… Continue reading “What happens after cancer treatment ends?”
Dealing with cancer treatment can feel physically and emotionally overwhelming at times. With so much new information to take on board, all those appointments and hospital visits, and important decisions being made about your care, it can sometimes feel as if things are out of your hands.
So, what can you do to feel more in control? Here are some Live Better With planning tips and practical strategies to help you take control of your cancer treatment… Continue reading “How to take control of your cancer treatment”
What foods can ease chemotherapy side effects and help you stay well? Here’s a Live Better With guide to eating well during cancer treatment… Continue reading “Cancer and food: What and how to eat during chemotherapy”