Guest blog: The Osbourne Trust

Guest blog: The Osbourne Trust

Who we are I’m Emma and I founded and now run The Osborne Trust, the only national charity that focuses all of our support on the children of a parent with cancer. The Trust was launched in 2014 after my own cancer diagnosis aged 36 years with 

Guest blog: cancer & pregnancy – Mummy’s Star

Guest blog: cancer & pregnancy – Mummy’s Star

In this guest blog, Pete Wallroth, founder and CEO of Mummy’s Star talks about why he set up the charity. He also talks about how it can support parents of babies up to the age of 12 months, and those going through pregnancy whilst diagnosed 

Guest blog: Flat Friends UK

Guest blog: Flat Friends UK

What is Living Flat? Flat Friends use the term ‘flat’ to describe ourselves whether we: are living with one breast are living with no breasts wear prostheses don’t wear prostheses don’t want reconstruction can’t have reconstruction are waiting for reconstruction had failed reconstruction haven’t decided 

Wigwam Cancer Support Groups and Forums launched

Wigwam Cancer Support Groups and Forums launched

This is a guest blog from Philip Booth, the coordinator of Wigwam – part of the Yes to Life cancer support community. Wigwam is a cancer support group with a difference. It is a community of people living with cancer coming together to explore and 

Guest blog: setting up pink parcels

Guest blog: setting up pink parcels

In December 2019 I was enjoying my red hot shower, a welcome break from England’s typical December freeze when I thought I’ve not done a breast exam in a while! Whilst searching hoping it would all be fine there it was an embedded pea shape 

Guest blog: Q&A with helpline nurse at Breast Cancer Now

Guest blog: Q&A with helpline nurse at Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, combining world-class research and life-changing care to build a complete view of breast cancer and make faster progress for everyone affected. Steered by research and powered by care, Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is that, 

Guest Blog – Carers: In need of support

Guest Blog – Carers: In need of support

This week, Megan from No More Grapes has provided some simple, yet important, advice for carers – those of you who are looking after someone whilst they go through an illness or recover from an accident. It can happen suddenly, a family member becomes involved 

Guest blog: The Pink Ribbon Foundation

Guest blog: The Pink Ribbon Foundation

This week’s guest blog is a Q&A with Lisa Allen of the Pink Ribbon Foundation. This is a breast cancer charity, but it’s slightly different to the other breast cancer charities. I came across them last year during my research for my page on the 

Guest blog: Alexis from Ellie’s Friends

Guest blog: Alexis from Ellie’s Friends

Not many people get to have a job where they open emails like this every day: “thank you for such a wonderful experience” “this couldn’t have come at a better time” “you guys rock!!!“ My name is Alexis and I’ve been running a service called 

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

Buy Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

‘I’m afraid it’s not good news. We’ve found cancer cells in your lymph nodes.’ BAM. With that, the air in the room was sucked out. I couldn’t catch my breath, I froze in my chair and my entire body started to shake. I’d never experienced 

How to improve your mental health during and after breast cancer

How to improve your mental health during and after breast cancer

I don’t know the exact statistics, but from talking to people within the cancer community, I’m guessing that most people who are going through cancer treatment, or who’ve finished cancer treatment, suffer from some form or other of mental health problem at some point along 

Recommendations for April

Recommendations for April

Welcome to the first of a new monthly blog post listing my top recommendations for things that I’ve come across over the past month. Things such as podcasts, recipes, online tutorials, books, television programmes, distractions, websites, food, drink… basically anything that will help you during 

Ellie’s Friends

Ellie’s Friends

When I was going through my breast cancer treatment I have to admit that I didn’t really dig too deep into the internet. I kept my online viewing to a couple of the mainstream breast cancer and cancer charities. And it was only when I