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”
The latest discussions, tips and advice from the Live Better With cancer community forum…
Continue reading “Emily’s Community Roundup – ‘We are people, not a disease!’”
How scalp cooling can reduce hair loss in chemotherapy, and how to use and look after cold caps… Continue reading “Chemo scalp cooling and hair loss: wearing cold caps and caring for your hair”
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”
Many people who are going through cancer treatment experience problems with itchy skin. This post explains why cancer causes itchy skin and provides practical tips to help reduce the impact on your life…
Continue reading “Why does cancer cause itchy skin? (plus tips for coping with it)”
One of the most common questions that people have when they are about to start a course of chemotherapy is whether it is painful.
While chemotherapy itself is not necessarily painful, having chemotherapy can cause some painful side effects. This might include nerve pain, mouth issues, or pain in the muscles and joints. Most symptoms will improve over time, and there are a number of ways in which treatment can be made more comfortable.
Here we take a look at some of the most common types of chemotherapy related pain, and what you can do to help make things more comfortable and live better.
Continue reading “Is chemotherapy painful? (Plus tips for making treatment more comfortable)”
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!
Continue reading “Introducing: Live Better With Cancer Headwear”
Calendula. The common bright, orange Marigold flower – not to be underestimated when it comes to skin care.
What is Calendula?
Calendula is a plant that has been used for centuries for decorative purposes among the Greeks and Romans, Indians and Arabs, as well as culinary, cosmetic and medicinal reasons. Continue reading “5 amazing benefits of calendula you should know about”