Steroids are substances that you make naturally in your body. They can be replicated in the lab to help treat certain side effects or symptoms, or to increase the effectiveness of certain chemotherapy drugs. Steroids play important roles in several different mechanisms throughout the body, including fight and flight (stress) and immune responses.
Choosing a Father’s Day present can feel like an impossible task at the best of times. But that job can seem even harder when your dad has been diagnosed with cancer.
With Father’s Day just a few weeks away, you may be racking your brain for gift ideas. Socks, DIY tools and a jazzy tie are the usual gifts that come to mind for many, but if you have a father or husband who’s undergoing cancer treatment, you may want to make his Father’s Day extra special this year with a gift that shows your love and support during this tough time in his life.
Let’s add a little sunshine to all the dads, grandfather, uncles and friends undergoing cancer treatment this Father’s Day with these wonderful gifts for dads with cancer.
Whether it’s rest and relaxation you need or a little bit of excitement and adventure, if you feel up to travelling then having cancer doesn’t need to stop you from exploring the rest of the world.
If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, a holiday can give you the time and space to come to terms with the illness. Or maybe you need a few days away to recuperate from cancer treatment. You might even want to go on holiday to celebrate the all-clear.
Unfortunately, many travel insurers are reluctant to cover cancer patients, or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition, because they are considered more likely to make a claim.
We’re always on the lookout for new, innovative, and most importantly helpful products to add to our growing catalogue. The newest addition to our site is the Evaux skincare range – developed especially for cancer patients.
What to wear during cancer treatment: dressing for comfort & practicability
Cancer treatment can go on for months or even years for some people. That’s certainly a long time to wear flimsy and uncomfortable hospital gowns or struggle with unsuitable clothing during chemotherapy, radiotherapy or after surgery.
When it comes to finding the best clothes to wear during treatment, it’s about comfort and practicality, and also about feeling like you’re still you.
Soap and glory for Irish entrepreneur Deborah Neill
We’re always on the lookout for new, innovative, and most importantly helpful products to add to our growing catalogue. A new addition to our site is Deborah Neill Handmade Soap, beautiful handmade soap created by a cancer survivor to help soothe irritated skin that has been affected by cancer treatment.
Here, soapmaker Deborah recalls why launched her handmade soap brand and why she recommends her soaps to fellow cancer patients: