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:
Meet Amanda Luke, our fabulous headwear model from Staffordshire
Earlier this year, we made the exciting decision to design and create our very own bamboo headwear range made especially for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatment.
From the design to the price, our bamboo hats were entirely inspired by our cancer community, so when it came to finding a model, we knew that we wanted to work with someone who had actually experienced hair loss themselves: Enter breast cancer patient Amanda Luke from Staffordshire, England.
The Cancer Whisperer author Sophie Sabbage tells us how she gained a new appreciation for life after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer three years ago
Sophie Sabbage is a bit of a rule-breaker. When she was 43, she gave birth to her daughter after she was told she would never have kids. Four years later, she was diagnosed with late-stage ‘incurable’ lung cancer, and doctors implied she would be dead within a year.
Yet more than three years on, Sophie has defied her doctors by being in relatively good health and has written a bestseller, The Cancer Whisperer, to help other cancer patients become less fearful of the disease.
Navy veteran with stage 4 cancer makes it his mission to help cancer patients find work
Ten days after his 50th birthday, British Navy veteran David Shutts was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer.
Now, two years after his diagnosis, David is pioneering a project that will transform the lives of thousands of fellow cancer patients across the UK.
Launched two months ago, David’s new digital tool Astriid (which stands for Available Skills for Training, Refreshing, Improvement, Innovation and Development), is an online employment pool created specifically to help those with cancer and other long-term chronic illnesses find paid and voluntary work.
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.
We speak to Liz Butler, a cancer-specific nutritionist, about the best foods to eat when you are diagnosed with cancer, and the foods you should stay far away from
Eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But we know it’s not that simple, is it?
There may be times during your cancer treatment when you are unable to eat as healthy as you would like. When you’re experiencing sore mouth, difficulty swallowing, and general loss of appetite, how are you supposed to keep your diet balanced and nutritious?
Good nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatment can affect your appetite. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect your body’s ability to tolerate certain foods and use nutrients.
Here’s where Liz Butler steps in. Liz is a nutritional therapist and has been working with people with cancer for the last 17 years.