After Cancers Blog

Exercise is VERY good for us

Yet another study shows that Cancer patients who exercise regularly have a better recovery rate Latest research to come out of the States points out that one of the most important benefits of exercise is in how it reduces our risk of developing a number of types of...

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Duchess champions nurses

At last - hard-working Nurses to get recognition. Kensington Palace has announced  "The Duchess of Cambridge will visit St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday 27th February to officially launch @NursingNow2020, a campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide....

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Wind and Snow play havoc with skin

Dry skin is one of the side effects of cancer treatment - Snow and bitter winds make skin suffer more During cancer treatment my skin looked like this:  And my NHS dermatologist told me this was due to old age!!!!!!  So I went to France where no doctor would dare to...

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What a difference a welcome makes

13.2.18 Set off for my very first medical appointments in Oxford, and had a wonderful welcome at both.  First stop was to check in with the Maggie Centre and a meeting to discuss benefits.  In London I qualified for enough of these to cover the cost of a carer;  I...

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Lymphoedema list

Health Unlocked is an excellent website Forum for those of us with Lymphoedema or Osteoporosis Today, a subscriber asks where she and her husband should move to?  She wants to know which area has the best health service for those o us with Lymphoedema, and obviously...

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1% for Prostate

As a tribute to Tessa Jowell, let's campaign for better cancer treatment for all There are complaints that breast cancer gets more attention, more funding and more research than prostate and other cancers. But to be fair, it was women who came out and bravely...

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I’ve moved

2.2.18 I have news for friends, worried I would find country life boring; it's busy, busy, busy.  Arriving, I am whisked off for lunch, then tea, then get out my diary to fill in future events.  I hadn't  been in Oxfordshire 24 hours but suspect life is going to be...

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My new home

2.2.18 I have news for friends, worried I would find country life boring; it's busy, busy, busy.  Arriving, I am whisked off for lunch, then tea, then get out my diary to fill in future events.  I hadn't  been in Oxfordshire 24 hours but suspect life is going to be...

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Things are looking up for the elderly

No sooner did I post an article about Loneliness, than there was a ring on the doorbell Recently, our Local Community Champions Officer, Linda,  has been visiting elderly people in Kensington and Chelsea, handing out a very welcoming pack for older residents. Inside...

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Carillion

17.1.18 The Carillion fiasco should be a wake-up call to those ostriches in Whitehall rushing to award contracts to health service providers in the private sector.  Since July, when Carillion issued its first profit warning, it has been awarded £1.3 billion worth of...

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