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Art Therapy – having fun after cancer

Many hospitals and support centres offer art classes as therapy   From dabblers to artists, producing something creative is proven to be beneficial for survivors.  Recently the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Arts, Health and Wellbeing announced "Arts on...

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Being ‘Racist’ could help some patients

Sometimes all those tick boxes on 'ethnic origin' don't paint the complete picture - we need to make use of people's knowledge and background I don't mean to offend people, but as a patient, every time I fill in a form that asks me what is my Ethnic origin, I wonder...

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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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Keep safe whilst shopping

Shopping exposes us to germs Your local supermarket is doing everything possible to keep surfaces germ-free, but it's other shoppers - and particularly their children - that are scattering these nasties around. Recent research has found that a trolley can be germier...

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Good things around Coronavirus scare

What's to like This latest health scare might just make us a cleaner and healthier nation.  Anyone who has shuddered as others come out of the loo not bothering to wash their hands, will understand what I mean.  All of a sudden people now understand cleanliness is...

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This is the way the NHS should behave

Congratulations to Royal Berkshire Hospital It may have been founded in 1836, but this hospital is thoroughly modern when it comes to understanding what patients need. When the first sad Coronavirus fatality happed here, their Press Office, unlike many NHS press...

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COBRA and Coronavirus

This graphic from the Daily Express gives the information clearly - and for those of us who are appalled at the dithering 'headless chicken' attitude of Government, provides clear information. Obviously, those undergoing cancer treatment should be aware of this...

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