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ASCO

ASCO is the US Government's Official Cancer Advice website. A kind of American equivalent of NHS Choices ASCO = American Society for Clinical Oncology Is the major site I turn to when I want accurate info relating to cancer and treatment. I would trust this American...

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Cancer Coaching Community

At last people who offer help with coaching can get together A big launch at London's  Imperial College introduced Cancer Coaching community (CCC) to an audience of Cancer Charities, Patients and carers, Research bodies, Commercial organisations, Coaching and HR...

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Europa Donna

I always thought a Symposium was a boring event            But Europa Donna (ED) proved me wrong, ED is a group of very eminent oncologists from across Europe, who kindly not only allow patients to be members, but actually listen to what we have to say, and treats us...

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Paying for medical care

Facing reality - when the NHS takes too long Compared with Europeans, we don't pay as much for our healthcare, but ..... Europeans don't wait for appointments They get their operation when convenient for them Most hospitals have private or double rooms, even for those...

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Petition makes NHS England change its mind

Were you one of the 167,000 who signed Change.Org's petition to allow Sasha a 2nd Stem Cell Transplant? Well, if you were, you might have received an email from a jubilant Amy Collins, the organiser, to say "am so so pleased to announce that today NHS England has...

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Are do-gooders hi-jacking our lives?

Do petitions clutter your in-box ? Is it all getting too much? Can't even remember what you support? Londoners are constantly in the thick of demonstrations.  When these started many of us joined in.  But gradually we discovered those marching were often there because...

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NHS is getting more money – or is it?

Thank you to all who sent emails To all of you who answered my plea on https://aftercancers.com/cancer-care-shame/ and sent an email to your MP and/or Simon Stevens - thank you. Judging by my website stats. there were a lot of you. How it works Nothing much will...

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Does cancer need all this fighting talk?

Don't talk of 'Fighting' when dealing with cancer Told I had to 'fight' cancer, when all I wanted to do was follow my treatment plan and work at getting better, I didn't think of it as a fight. As The Guardian says, "language is intended to motivate people and make...

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NHS v. Private – playing them at their own game

Warch out for massive NHS contract tendering It's quiet on the NHS tendering front - for the moment - but watch out for a flurry of activity once the Party Conferences get underway. Politics has given us a leader who slips on banana skins: buying illegal water cannon,...

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