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”
Here’s Live Better With’s comprehensive guide to what to expect when you’ve been diagnosed with bowel cancer… Continue reading “Living Better with Bowel Cancer”
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?”
If you have bowel or bladder cancer and your treatment has involved an ileostomy, colostomy or a urostomy, you will be learning to live with a stoma. This blog post explains how you can make life better… Continue reading “Living with a stoma – things you can do to make life better”
When you’re having chemotherapy treatment, you may find that you have difficulty emptying your bowels. Chemo can cause trouble with bowel movements, or constipation, for a number of reasons. However, there are things you can do to help relieve the symptoms.
In this post we take a look at why chemo can leave you with constipation, and what steps you can take to make things more comfortable. Continue reading “Why does chemo cause constipation? (plus tips for managing it)”
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”
If you’re having treatment for cancer, it’s very common to experience a bad taste in your mouth. In this post we look at why cancer treatment causes changes to your sense of taste, together with some tips for helping to deal with the changes. Continue reading “Why does cancer give you a bad taste in your mouth? (Plus tips for dealing with taste changes)”