Live Better With teams up with innovative cancer planning journal

The CanPlan planner is a fantastic tool to help people living with cancer to take control of their disease and find ways to self-heal

canplan cancer planning journal
CanPlan is an all-in-one tool for patients and caregivers

Here at Live Better With, we’re constantly updating our product range as we’re always on the lookout for new things that have made a difference to the day-to-day life of someone living with cancer.

Today, we are so pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the new, innovative cancer planning brand, CanPlan, and will be their exclusive UK stockist.

US-based CanPlan is a one-of-a-kind planner designed to assist cancer patients and caregivers with the daily battles of cancer, by providing words of encouragement, reminders for positive living, and a tracking method to monitor the illness day to day. It is an all-in-one tool for patients and caregivers to take control of their cancer.

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Best scar creams to help you heal after cancer surgery

Whether you’ve had a mastectomy, prostatectomy or biopsy, we look at the best-reviewed scar cream treatments for after surgery

best scar gels for cancer surgery

If you’ve had surgery as part of your cancer treatment, you’ll also have to deal with an unfortunate consequence – scars.

Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process, but they can cause irritation and some find them unsightly. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to help improve the texture and appearance of your scars over time.

In this post we discuss why we get scars, the different types of cancer surgery scars and the best scar treatment after surgery: Continue reading “Best scar creams to help you heal after cancer surgery”

10 reasons to love bamboo if you have cancer

From hats and kitchenware to towelling and linen, here’s why bamboo is such a great textile for people living with cancer 


Love bamboo

Here at Live Better With, we hand-pick products that help ease symptoms and side effects and improve the quality of day-to-day life for people with cancer. And we make sure we do our homework – we work with patients, families, healthcare professionals and charities to make sure we can give the best possible information.

We receive recommendations for all kinds of products, including skincare and oral health. When it comes to clothing and headwear recommendations, bamboo is very, very popular – yep, that tall green stuff cute panda bears love to munch on. Continue reading “10 reasons to love bamboo if you have cancer”

Live Better With launches new caner cookbook: Eat Better With Cancer

cancer cookbook ingredients

As part of Live Better With’s mission to make everyday living a little better for the millions of people living with cancer, today marks the launch of our very first cookbook: Eat Better With Cancer.

The cookbook, which includes 92 beautiful pages of stories, tips, and meal plans, brings together recipes that members of the Live Better With cancer community found tasty and easy to cook while going through treatment.

Contributors include writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and chefs, including Jackie Buxton, author of Tea & Chemo, Jennifer Young, creator of the Defiant Beauty skincare range, and Bryan Thom, Head Chef at the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh.

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A one-stop shop for practical, physical and emotional advice

Book Review: Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O’Donnell

Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O'Donnell
Lucy O’Donnell (left) is the author of Cancer Is My Teacher

“I remembered how, when I was diagnosed, I was given so many books that my head was literally swimming. My book is the antithesis of this.”

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you’ll have a one hundred and one million questions and thoughts going through your mind. For answers and help, you may turn to healthcare professionals, blogs/forums or to books.

We have a wide range of books on our main Live Better With website, and one of our best sellers is Cancer Is My Teacher by Lucy O’Donnell.

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