After Cancers Blog

Running your own Wellness Day

I've just said I will run a Wellness Day!   Cancer Survivors often feel abandoned - but we can do something! We all know the NHS is struggling.  Staff are overworked, there isn't enough money to go round and as a nation we don't contribute as much of our income...

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Proton Beam Therapy

2018 WAS THE YEAR OF PROTON BEAM THERAPY IN UK    It's taken 10 years for Proton Beam Therapy to arrive in the UK, but Proton Partners International reports that 25 patients have been or are in the process of being treated with high energy proton beam therapy...

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Being Curious

I believe it was Einstein who said 'I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.' What' s wrong with the NHS today?  The old 'curious' doctor or nurse seems to have disappeared.  Today, there is a set procedure for treating you  - and forget it if you...

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Survivorship

Often it isn't cancer survivors have to fight, it's NHS waiting lists   The Chancellor says the NHS will receive £20bn extra over 5 years.  Before we celebrate, let's see if waiting lists, one of our biggest problems, are going to get any shorter.  Survivors...

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The ideal Cancer Conference

Why aren't the right questions being asked about cancer care? The All-party Parliamentary Group on Cancer's conference, Britain Against Cancer, is on Dec 4th 2018. The Britain Against Cancer confence (BAC) is only six weeks away,  but still no confirmed programme. ...

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Eating Organic food – fad or fact?

Latest research says it can pay to eat Organic          Paying extra for organic fruit and  vegetables might pay off, according to latest research, and suggests it might improve chances of  avoiding cancer.A new study from the most prestigious French medical and...

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Women aren’t Wimps

Research proves  women may experience more chemotherapy side-effects than men Knowing female patients are more likely to experience side-effects such as nausea and vomiting or diarrhoea may allow for more tailored chemotherapy education and support to be given A study...

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Saving the NHS money

££££££££££££££££ Handling Pocket Money was good training Remember pocket money?  We were probably never so rich as we were when we received this!  We didn't pay for food, or rent. Someone else paid for clothes, fuel, heating and all those 'grown up' things. Now, we've...

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A new NHS Initiative that might just work

Latest NHS idea is GPs to see patients in Groups of 15 Having served on Dept.Health (DH) committees, it's often the crazy ideas that float around upsetting NHS staff and patients that come from these. Set up by the DH in desperation, the latest to hit the fan is going...

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I’m dancing around!

Our village postman called up the stairs this morning to tell me he had an "interesting looking parcel for you". And I was really touched when I opened it, because it was a lovely box of goodies from Lush. Divine smelling bottles of Shower Gel, an interesting lip...

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