Ovarian Cancer – Two (Amazing!) Women Tell Their Stories

Around 1 in 52 women in the UK will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer during their lifetime. But would you recognise the most common symptoms? And what is it like to go through ovarian cancer?

Debbie and Paula both had two very different experiences of ovarian cancer, from symptoms all the way to treatment and recovery. Read their stories below, shared by our friends at Ovarian Cancer Action – a charity fighting to improve research, funding and support for women with ovarian cancer.

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Live Better With launches first ever bamboo chemo headwear range

Live Better With bamboo hats

As the saying goes, if you want something done right, do it yourself!

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done here at Live Better With. Over the years, we’ve curated a great selection of hats, turbans and headscarves and we’re always on the lookout for new excellent headwear options.

We receive tonnes of feedback and suggestions from customers every day about styles they love, fabrics that feel best on sensitive skin and the most affordable prices. Taking that all into consideration, we’re excited to announce that we have designed and created our very own luxurious and feminine headwear range influenced entirely by our community.

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How to Find Help When You’re Living With Cancer

Finding help for cancer patients, their families, and their carers can be tricky. Luckily, there are lots available to assist you – all you have to do is start looking! 

Finding Help Cancer

Finding Help When You Have Cancer

There are hundreds of organisations, groups, charities and businesses out there that can help you to live better with cancer!

But what if you’re not sure what’s out there? Or if you’re not sure where to even start?

We know that it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for at the best of times, especially if you’re feeling sick.

That’s why we created the Cancer Support Map. It’s the only platform of its kind, and it will help you and your loved ones find local, relevant cancer services at the touch of a button!

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Image of heart-shaped cancer cells wins science photography prize

cancer cells photography

A researcher from Australia has taken home the title of best scientific photograph for her image showing cancerous cells, which she captured while studying the progression of breast cancer.

The BMC Research in Progress Photo Competition received submissions from around the world, such as Nepal, Iraq, China and Brazil.

The entries included images of flowers, birds, butterflies, a bear living in captivity, and diseases like Zika and Dengue being studied in a lab.

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Women with disabilities could be missing out on cancer screening

Women with disabilities that affected eyesight, mobility and the ability to take care of themselves were the least likely to take part in cancer screening

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A study has found that people with disabilities are probably missing out on cancer screenings.

Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer by researchers from the University of Oxford.

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“Sexual Problems are an Unmet Need” – Cancer, Sex and Intimacy with Dr. Leslie Schover

We’ve talked about lots of practical issues that cancer patients deal with, but one topic we’ve neglected is cancer and sex. Contrary to popular belief, sex and intimacy don’t have to stop when cancer enters the picture, and in this episode, we explore some helpful tips for navigating the world of sex and relationships in the midst of illness. 

Sex and Cancer; Cancer Companion Podcast

Welcome to Episode 2 of Cancer Companion!

This week, we’re talking about sex.

There’s no doubt that living with cancer changes things in your life, but a diagnosis doesn’t mean that sex and intimacy should be completely off limits. In fact, we know that many couples worry about sex, but feel too nervous to talk to their doctors about it.

In this episode, we speak with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Leslie Schover. Leslie is the Founder of Will2Love; an organisation that helps cancer patients to navigate sexuality and fertility through evidence-based self-help programs, access to telehealth advice, patient forums, and psychological counselling. We ask Leslie why sex might change during the cancer journey, and what you can do to cope with these changes – on your own, or with a partner.

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Live Better With teams up with award-winning cancer skincare line Lindi Skin

Lindi Skin was founded by Lindy Snider and has been created especially for cancer patients

lindi skin collection

Here at Live Better With, we’re constantly updating our product range as we’re always on the lookout for new things that have made a difference to the day-to-day life of someone living with cancer.

Today, we are oh so excited to announce that we are collaborating with award-winning American skincare brand, Lindi Skin.

Lindi Skin develops clinically-proven skin care products that soothe and relieve the effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and day-to-day wear resulting from cancer treatments. 

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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

coffee cancer warning

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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Rapper Pitbull flies Puerto Rican cancer patients to US on private plane for treatment

Pitbull said it was the least he could do after being praised by Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez

rapper pitbull offers private jet

US rapper Pitbull is sending his private plane to Puerto Rico so cancer patients can be brought over to US mainland for treatment.

Pitbull – real name Armando Christian Perez – generously offered aid to Puerto Rico after the devastation from Hurricane Maria wiped out power through the entire island.

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