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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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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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Dogs helping humans with cancer diagnosis

Dogs play their part America's Cancer Moonshot initiative was designed to encourage innovation in cancer research.  it's  mission was    “to end to cancer as we know it.” Whilst I was being treated,.one of my dogs was also diagnosed with cancer, so I was interested to...

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Are you as confused and bemused with lockdown as I am?

Ministry of Silly Walks Is it just me who is confused about lockdown?  Or has Dominic Cummings introduced a new Department. named after the John Cleese sketch? Downing Street doesn't seem to realise what's happening in the real world.  John Lewis, city finance houses,...

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Shocking CER report from America

  Issue latest Cancer Experience Registry® (CER) A recently commissioned survey by the Cancer Support Community of America has some interesting findings, which show we in Britain are not alone with our survivorship problems. Their Cancer Experience Registry is...

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Latest on long-term drug side effects

Lessons to be learnt post-Covid  Boris Johnston has said there will be an enquiry into the Coronavirus outbreak. Let's use this to find out why the NHS always seems reluctant to consult specialists and/or patients who have dealt with similar situations. Those of us...

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