Buying gifts for someone with cancer this Christmas? We can help! Introducing our series of Gift Guides, to help with symptoms and side effects of living with cancer.
We’ve put together NINE fantastic gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for a friend or loved one living with cancer this holiday season. The best part? Every single one of the gifts listed here are thoughtful, fun, and practical. What better way to show you care than by giving a gift that will really make a difference to someone living with cancer!
If you’re living with cancer this Thanksgiving, the holiday might be feeling a little more stressful than usual. Big family get-togethers, heavy meals, new scents, sounds, and travel can all deplete your energy.
To help, we’ve put together 5 simple tips for navigating Thanksgiving supper when you’re living with cancer.
Christmas and Hannukah are fast approaching, and as you prepare your holiday cards, you might be wondering what to write to someone who has cancer. Alison and Brian of From Me to You, a letter-writing cancer charity, have graciously provided some expert tips to help make your holiday card preparation a little less daunting. Read on for fantastic advice that will have you writing in no time! (You can find specific holiday tips at the bottom of the article).
In the age of email and text messages, a handwritten note or card is an especially thoughtful gesture. Taking the time to write (and mail) a note shows you care. And, unlike emails or text messages, a handwritten note can be put on display; a ready reminder that there are people who are thinking about you and who wish you well.
As the holiday season gets closer, you might be starting to think about sending cards to your friends and family. If you have a loved one who is living with cancer, sending them a holiday card might feel a bit daunting. Should you mention cancer at all? Talk about your own holiday plans? Try to be funny or avoid making jokes altogether?
We’ve been putting the finishing touches on our BRAND NEW cancer shop at Guy’s Hospital Cancer Centre in London – the first cancer-specific shop in the UK!
Come join us for our grand opening on Wednesday 8 November!
We’re so excited to be opening our FIRST EVER physical store!
Located at Guy’s Hospital Cancer Centre in London, the Live Better With Boutique at Browns offers a range of fantastic products that will help you – or your loved one – to manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer.
Not only is this our first brick-and-mortar store; it’s also the UK’s first retail store dedicated to people living with cancer and their families.
The Live Better With Boutique at Browns is completely unique and the first of its kind. It’s a place where you can find everything you need to make day-to-day life with cancer a little bit easier!
Living with cancer can be challenging, but with our new Community Offers page, you’ll be able to find extra help and support
Life with Cancer
Living with cancer isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s rarely easy. Many people struggle with a range of different symptoms and side effects, both physical and emotional.
In addition to making you feel unwell, living with cancer is expensive! Even if you live in a place with public healthcare (like the United Kingdom or Canada), the costs of travel, meals, and special accommodations during treatment can add up quickly. If you live in a country with privatised care, the costs can be even more staggering.
You might also find that living with cancer can be – frankly – a little boring. Frequent hospital visits, recovery days at home, and long chemotherapy sessions can all begin to feel tedious. Many people miss seeing friends from work, or feeling able to go about their daily lives as usual.
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.
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.