Clare’s personal story: I didn’t tell my son I had cancer

Clare’s personal story: I didn’t tell my son I had cancer

You’ve been diagnosed with cancer. The big question is… do you tell your kids? As parents we naturally want to protect our children from anything that might hurt, upset or worry them. It’s part of a parent’s make-up. If we could wrap our children in 

Guest blog: Why I write

Guest blog: Why I write

This guest blog post is from Juliet about how she regularly journals. She talks about how it helped her to deal with having gone through cancer treatment, and how it has more recently helped her during the coronavirus pandemic. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 

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: Locked down and not out

Guest blog: Locked down and not out

“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf This week, Miranda talks about the impact of lockdown upon the life of a stage 4 cancer patient, although the sentiment applies equally to anyone 

Guest blog: The ‘C’ Words: Parallels between Cancer and Coronavirus

Guest blog: The ‘C’ Words: Parallels between Cancer and Coronavirus

The very lovely Joh Foster writes this week’s guest blog on the parallels between life with cancer and life during this coronavirus lockdown. It’s been ten weeks since the first reported case of COVID-19 in the UK, almost four weeks since schools were closed, and 

Guest blog: Treatment during the COVID-19 crisis

Guest blog: Treatment during the COVID-19 crisis

This week I’ve invited Abigail to tell us about having her breast cancer treatment (for secondary breast cancer) during this COVID-19 crisis. We’re reading lots of different reports about some people having their cancer treatment cancelled or postponed and some people who’s treatment is carrying