Double zero: my breast cancer legacy

What’s double-zero.org all about? Double-zero is my legacy after breast cancer rocked my world in 2017.  I had no idea what HER2+ meant, who to turn to, or where to go for advice.  So I Googled… That was a fundamental error for me.  Gripped with 

Using movement as medicine after a breast cancer diagnosis

Using movement as medicine after a breast cancer diagnosis

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘movement is medicine’, but can it really help those preparing, going through or recovering from breast cancer treatment? Over the coming weeks, Sarah Newman, Cancer & Exercise Specialist and Breast Cancer Rehab Coach, will be discussing how to overcome and 

What are the benefits of exercise when you have a cancer diagnosis?

What are the benefits of exercise when you have a cancer diagnosis?

By Annabel Mackie and Rachel Evans from FF4C Fighting fit for cancer Exercise has been shown to provide powerful benefits for your physical health and emotional well-being when you have cancer. Engaging in exercise after diagnosis significantly lowers the risk of death from cancer and 

Breast cancer, Pilates and running

Breast cancer, Pilates and running

I was diagnosed primary breast cancer on Valentine’s day 2017. No rose or a bottle of something nice. Just a “I’m sorry to say it’s cancer”. I’ve had better chat up lines I must say! Breast cancer had always been on my radar. My mum 

Ticking Off Breast Cancer, the book

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 

Menopause information sheet from Dr Hannah Short

Menopause information sheet from Dr Hannah Short

TOP LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY MENOPAUSE NUTRITION Centre diet around plant-based whole-foods: women who follow a plant-based diet have a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. Recent evidence suggests that they may also suffer fewer menopausal symptoms. Think “right carbs, good fats” not 

The mental challenge of breast cancer

The mental challenge of breast cancer

Breast cancer (or any cancer) can be just as mentally challenging as it is physically challenging. Or, as in my case, it can be more of a mental challenge than a physical one. I have been told so many times in the past eight months,