After Cancers Blog

Facebook furore over boob job

Facebook reverses decision Facebook banned a post from an artist who recreates nipples on women whose breasts have been reconstructed after cancer. However, after a group of women led by British tattoo artist Vicky Martin flew  a giant balloon in protest at Martin's...

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Am I being selfish?

Patients have the drive and motivitation to search for the best care, so when we take time to do our research and work out what is causing frightening side effects, why don't doctors listen to us? Admit that we know and understand what is causing problems. Cancer...

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Coping with skin problems after cancer

Almost every cancer survivor has skin problems And Winter winds can make them worse. When you have cancer, skin problems seem to multiply.  Drugs we are on do no favours to our skin support system; scientists cheerfully tell us to expect the toxins in the treatments...

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The gloves are off – with a battle over the NHS

Basher Boris v. Crafty Corbyn start Electioneering slugging it out over NHS 'facts' All politicians will claim that the NHS, first discussed during the 1930s, worked on during the War, and eventually launched in 1948, is 'dear to their hearts'. Translation - we know...

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Letter to a friend going through cancer treatment

Dear cancer survivor, I am NOT going to lecture or say you MUST do/eat/read/this -  enough 'friends' will bore you with pet theories.  You will get used to them; smile sweetly and say nothing! The best advice I had was from a friend who chaired a major cancer...

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Exercise helps our sex hormones - and more Doctors keep on telling us to exercise in efforts to reduce the risk of certain cancers, and improve treatment outcomes and quality of life for those of us with the disease, . Just because it's cold outside shouldn't mean we...

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Fun day out – with a purpose

Medical Students organise tours of famed Chelsea Physic Garden With all the interest in 'natural' and plant-based remedies, it is timely that Imperial College medical students have developed a project based on one of London's hidden treasures, Chelsea Physic Garden....

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Nobel prize for Cancer research

Why I am grateful for Dana-Farber Cancer Hospital I have many reasons to be grateful to this hospital.  I've never been a patient, but the news that their Dr. William G. Kaelin, had been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine made me very happy. Why am a fan of...

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Did Gran Eat this?

Gran was a wise old bird  If you want to live healthily, and lose weight, ask yourself "would Gran have eaten this? She probably lived through the War; feeding her family on the sparse rations allocated by the Government.  In her book, sweets and chocolate were treats...

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