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 

Writing through the post-treatment wasteland

By Katie Murray, Love of literacy One and a half years of breast cancer treatments have left me feeling like a broken house. Chemotherapy. Three surgeries. Radiotherapy. Hormone therapy. I am all smashed windows; a trail of litter and destruction running up to my door. 

How to date after cancer

How to date after cancer

This is another brilliant blog in the series from Confidence Coach, Allie Morgan (links to previous blogs are at the foot of this post). Allie is a Confidence Coach, working with cancer survivors and those with chronic illnesses. After overcoming bone cancer at the age 

Q&A: Leanne Pero, Black Women Rising founder

Q&A: Leanne Pero, Black Women Rising founder

This week I’m introducing you to the amazing Leanne Pero, founder of Black Women Rising. I met Leanne in 2019 and we’ve since become friends. It’s safe to say that she’s one of the nicest people you’ll come across in this community. Leanne was diagnosed 

Why I write

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 

Comparing yourself to other cancer patients

Comparing yourself to other cancer patients

This week’s guest blog is a brilliant blog about the way in which we compare ourselves to others. It’s written by a clinical psychologist with personal experience of breast cancer and it’s a must read for everyone with cancer. At least… One of the things 

Building Resilience when Living with and Beyond Breast Cancer

Building Resilience when Living with and Beyond Breast Cancer

This article is based on a talk delivered by Dr. Colette Hirsch in conjunction with Keeping Abreast in October 2020.  Dr Colette Hirsch is a Reader in Cognitive Clinical Psychology at King’s College London and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders 

Breast Cancer and Sex

This guest blog is from Sam Evans, founder of Jo Divine and expert advisor on sex during and after breast cancer. As someone who advises many women about enjoying sex after breast cancer I know that many are able to return to having a pleasurable 

How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer

How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer

This blog post is from the amazing Allie Morgan. Allie is a confidence coach, working with cancer survivors and those with chronic illnesses. After overcoming bone cancer at the age of 14, Allie knew that the end of treatment could be a difficult time for 

My new normal

My new normal

By Emma Sola Emma wrote this a while back and it represents a point in her life when she was at the point of moving on from breast cancer treatment. It just sums up that difficult point at which you are trying to get back 

Q&A with Helen Addis aka The Titty Gritty

Q&A with Helen Addis aka The Titty Gritty

Let me introduce the fantastic Helen Addis who has participated in this week’s Q&A. Helen (aka @thetittygritty) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 and has subsequently spent a large proportion of her time involved in breast cancer awareness campaigns and helping others who are 

Research into anxiety and resilience after breast cancer

This week we have a guest blog from Laura who is doing a clinical psychology doctorate at Kings College London. She talks about the things she has learnt from working with women who have had breast cancer and are now moving on with life post-treatment. 

Cancer Aftershock

Cancer Aftershock

This week Joh Foster writes about dealing with the After-Shock of having had cancer and gives some practical advice for those of you at the end of your treatment. Until you’ve experienced a cancer diagnosis first-hand, it’s nigh-on impossible to really understand the many and