Steroids and Cancer

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.

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The best clothes to wear during cancer treatment

What to wear during cancer treatment: dressing for comfort & practicability

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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.

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Can hemp seed oil help soothe your chemo skin?

How one cosmetics company is using a controversial ingredient to help tackle dry, sensitive skin

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Cancer and its treatment – including chemotherapy an radiotherapy – can often cause extremely dry and irritated skin.

From jojoba and coconut to calendula and shea, there are many ways to use natural oils and ingredients to help nourish and soothe your skin. But one oil you may not know about it hemp seed oil.  Continue reading “Can hemp seed oil help soothe your chemo skin?”

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A home from home: Finding free accommodation for cancer patients and loved ones during treatment

In the States, there are several charities and organizations that can offer free accommodation and housing assistance for cancer patients and their families

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There are several charities and organizations that allow you to stay close to loved ones when they’re staying in hospital far from home

No one looks forward to a hospital stay, especially if it means travelling out of town.

Every day, more than 4,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. Many must travel out-of-state for second opinions, treatment and surgery. Combined with the millions who are already fighting cancer, the need for convenient, caring, and cost-free accommodation for patients’ family members throughout the United States increases every year.

Not having to worry about where to stay or how to pay for lodging allows guests to focus on getting better, and gives family and friends the space to focus on being supportive. To help you find accommodation, we’ve done our homework, and found some fantastic charities and organizations that are dedicated to offering housing assistance for cancer patients and their loved ones.

Unlike a hotel, these facilities also provide opportunities to connect with others going through similar situations.

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How to Write a Card for 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! 

What to write to someone who has cancer

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.

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Come Celebrate the Opening of the Live Better With Boutique at Browns!

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! 

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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!

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How to Help Loved Ones Who Are in the Hospital During the Holidays

Whether you or a loved one needs to stay in hospital this festive season, here are some ways to help make it a little more enjoyable

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For most people, the holidays are all about spending quality time with loved ones, observing religious traditions and reflecting on everything that they have to be grateful for.

But this may seem difficult if you or a loved one has to spend Christmas in the hospital.

For people who reside in long-term care facilities, or are staying at the hospital awaiting a procedure (or recovering from one), spending the holidays in the hospital can be a lonely time. Not only are they feeling left out of the festivities, they’re also away from familiar faces and comforts of home.

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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! 

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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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