We’ve searched high and low across the internet to find the best cancer bloggers out there – and brought them together in our brand new Live Better With Blogger Community, to share their real life stories, advice, and tips for other people going through cancer.
This month, we asked our blogger experts to tell us their thoughts on going through cancer during Christmas.
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.
Gina Dunn and Ann Garrett are aiming to raise a whopping £25,000 for Northeast charity Daft as a Brush
Two best friends who both lost their husbands to cancer, have teamed up to help raise money for a transport charity which supports people living with the disease..
Gina Dunn, 59, and Ann Garrett, 73, have pledged to raise £25,000 to buy a new vehicle for Daft as a Brush which now operates 25 ambulances in the North East of England and provides free transport to hospital for cancer patients to receive chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments.
The organisation, backed by 300 volunteers, is expected to make 20,000 patient journeys this year and next year the charity hopes to offer its service to even more people.
How Amanda Luke has remained positive after losing her job and getting diagnosed with breast cancer within two months
When Amanda Luke was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, she says it couldn’t have come at a worse time for her. The 42-year-old had just lost her job the month before and had started a new temporary role which she hoped would become permanent.
Despite the life changing events, Amanda has remained positive and learning to appreciate life while living with cancer.