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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 Sometimes I think we pay too much attention to 'getting it right' and ensuring sexes are treated 'appropriately', rather than getting on with treating the illness.  It was the Swiss who announced  "Gender-based approaches to studying...

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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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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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Cancer and Diabetes

 As if people living with diabetes didn't have enough health concerns, here's another- A study at Cornell University of US shows there is an increased risk of metastatic cancer New research at this top US university points to a possible explanation for this health...

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Is this the future for cancer charities?

Cancer Charities face problems Cancer is big business, on both sides of the Atlantic. But, with some major cancer charities reporting a fall in income, signs are the once-generous public are not so inclined to donate today. Now, they want to know where their money is...

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NHS up in arms over Goop Netflix series

But is it their fault cancer survivors embrace wacky ideas? Simon Stevens, head honcho of NHS England, doesn't like wacky Internet websites, in particular, Goop. But, lying on a couch, with a Reiki therapist's hands floating above me, not touching, I suddenly had a...

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Election promises – will they be hot air?

Post-Election 'Cut-Out and Keep 'em Honest' List Here is what has been promised - keep it as a reminder, particularly if you voted the way Shutterstock showed above With many thanks to Roy Lilley,  This is the promise Done ✓ £6.2 billion more this year - 'getting to...

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The gloves are off – with a battle over the NHS

Basher Boris v. Crafty Corbyn start Electioneering slugging it out over NHS 'facts' All politicians will claim that the NHS, first discussed during the 1930s, worked on during the War, and eventually launched in 1948, is 'dear to their hearts'. Translation - we know...

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