4 incredible cancer charities on a mission to help mums

From pregnant mums with cancer to mums caring for children with the disease, we look at charities doing amazing things for mothers all over the world

The news of a pregnancy or a recent birth is an exciting time for all prospective and existing parents. It can, however, be cruelly interrupted by the news of a cancer diagnosis and the worry that this brings to both the woman involved and the wider family.

Here, we look at charities that offer support and guidance to pregnant women who find themselves facing a cancer diagnosis.

For Pregnant Mums with Cancer

Mummy’s Star

pregnant mums with cancer

Pete Wallroth lost his wife Mair to cancer just ten weeks after the birth of their second child. His family’s store of loss, hope, help and inspiration lead to the establishment of Mummy’s Star.

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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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Ovarian Cancer – Two (Amazing!) Women Tell Their Stories

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.

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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! 

Finding Help Cancer

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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Mesothelioma – Cancer that’s 99% preventable

mesothelioma awareness day

Mesothelioma, a type of cancer often found in the lungs, is almost always caused by asbestos exposure, and is 99% preventable. But every year, approximately 3,000 people in the United States, and 2,700 in the UK are diagnosed with mesothelioma – and those numbers are increasing.

For Mesothelioma Awareness Day (Tuesday September 26th), we spoke to the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center in the USA, to learn more about the four types of mesothelioma affecting the lives of thousands each year.

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‘Don’t be afraid to ask for help’ – Learnings from skin cancer patient Chris Harvey

ask help Chris Harvey skin cancer patient

Chris Harvey is a very independent man – he knows what he wants and is more than happy to achieve it by himself.

But when he was diagnosed with skin cancer two years ago, Chris quickly realised that he would need to become depended on others – a scary thought but something he has learned to accept.

Below, Chris explains what he has learned since his diagnosis and how his life has changed.

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Telling a cancer patient ‘to stay positive’ – inspiring or infuriating?

stay positive cancer

The topic of maintaining a positive attitude during cancer treatment is brought up time and time again. You can find endless words of encouragement online and there was even a study which looked into whether positive thinking could help fight the disease.

But what does “staying positive” actually mean and more importantly, how do people living with cancer feel about being told to think positively?

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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.

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