Guest blog: What NOT to say to a cancer patient

Guest blog: What NOT to say to a cancer patient

This is a great blog post from the brilliant Laura giving friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances some excellent advice on what NOT to say to someone with breast cancer.  “So you get a free boob job?…” Until you have heard the words “you’ve got cancer” 

Guest blog: the little c club

Guest blog: the little c club

If you are a parent and you have a cancer diagnosis you will know that communicating about your illness with your child(ren) is an absolute mine field, should you tell them? should you hide it completely? how much information is ok? how do you talk 

Guest blog: 5 tips for colleagues of someone returning to work after cancer treatment.

Guest blog: 5 tips for colleagues of someone returning to work after cancer treatment.

Following her breast cancer treatment and recent return to work, Rach has some tips for the colleagues of someone returning to work after breast cancer treatment. 1. Don’t stroke their hair. it isn’t a baby bump – actually it isn’t ok to stroke a baby 

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: 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 

Guest blog: I struggled to tell people about my cancer

Guest blog: I struggled to tell people about my cancer

I don’t like people worrying about me. Especially when there’s nothing they can do. And the anger or sadness that comes with that knowledge isn’t something I could take on when I was diagnosed with cancer. This is why I didn’t tell. For the last 

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 

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 

Calm, safe and serene: my first visit to a Maggies Centre

Calm, safe and serene: my first visit to a Maggies Centre

Today I went to a Maggies centre for the first time. Less than a year ago, Maggies opened a new centre at St. Barts Hospital, London. This just happens to be a stone’s throw from my office, so I decided to pop over in my 

Give someone a boost: a review of the Boost Box company

Give someone a boost: a review of the Boost Box company

I have previously written about the types of gifts that you can give someone who is going through cancer treatment and one of the popular choices is to give what is commonly called, a “cancer care package“. These are boxes or bags or baskets full 

How to help someone going through breast cancer treatment

How to help someone going through breast cancer treatment

Everyone needs to know that they are cared about. It is one of the basic human needs. We need food, water and to be cared about. And at no other time is it as important to know this, than when diagnosed with cancer and making