After Cancers Blog

Good News – at last!

Why can't the NHS copy?   My email inbox today contained request asking me to email my MP saying I was against possible NHS co-operation with US health companies details from the official WebMed website - where readers are treated as grown-ups wanting accurate...

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Sleep and Cancer

Getting a restful night’s sleep is a challenge  Pain from cancer itself, fatigue and discomfort from chemotherapy, and medication side effects are a few of the things that make sleep elusive for survivors So whenever I come across a sleeping puppy that just seems to...

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How the Swiss tackle Gender Imbalance

They held a conference in Lausanne It was the Swiss who announced  "Gender-based approaches to studying and treating disease have remained largely unexplored in medical oncology.... sex is a major factor in disease risk and response to treatment.  This seems to have...

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BBC shoots itself in the foot!

This week the BBC sends me a threatening letter, telling me I am going to have to pay for my once-free TV Licence next year.  Today, another letter from the BBC enclosing a) my free licence up to 31st May 2020, and b) more threats.  If they are so hard-up, hasn't...

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Persevere with the NHS

The NHS is funded by us - that's every UK taxpayer It is NOT free - my calculations on the back of an envelope work out that the average tax payer contributes between £3,000 -  £4,500 per person per year to fund this;  this also helps to pay for those who aren't...

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How to re-book a cancelled appointment

NHS blames us for appointments' debacle If you see a notice like this on the Outpatients wall, take it with a pound of salt and cynicism. This is all part of the NHS culture; often far from the truth.  Recently I was part of an NHS committee; it was fairly high up...

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Lung Cancer

ASCO REPORT I have reason to be very grateful to this body;  in typical American fashion they were very generous with providing information when I suspected I had developed Neuropathy as a side effect of cancer drugs - and my doctors wouldn't admit it. ASCO have just...

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PPG

Clifton Hampden Surgery PPG has asked me to be Guest Editor of the Newsletter, and as a newcomer from London (returning to where I grew up) I am delighted to do this.  After the mega-surgeries we suffer in London, sometimes having to wait 5 weeks to see a doctor, the...

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How the NHS spreads confusion, so nothing gets resolved

Yes Minister is alive and well Whitehall loves confusing the voters. Those who remember 'Yes, Minister' TV programmes will recall Sir Humphrey dancing around poor Jim Hacker, the Minister,  spreading confusion all around.  Having worked for Whitehall, I can assure you...

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Loneliness

          The silent Disease Loneliness underlies many of today's ills; particularly for cancer survivors.  Once finished with treatment, the world around  expects us to resume our previous life-style.  But for many survivors, this ain't gonna happen.  Fatigue creeps...

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Making use of MEPs

Never underestimate the power of an MEP Sitting in the EU Parliament are 73 MEPs whom we elected  OK - they are only expected to be there until  October 31st. Until then we are paying their salaries and expenses, so let's get value for money and make use of their...

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Nakin helps my face

Cleanliness is all-important for your face Probably the most important thing you can do for your face is to keep it clean by using a good quality product to make sure you don't strip all the protective oils off your face when doing this. Today, every company seems to...

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