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 

My worries, breast cancer and mindfulness

My worries, breast cancer and mindfulness

Laura is a mindfulness meditation practitioner, leading group and one-to one sessions in both the private and voluntary sector. For more information, visit www.lauraashurst.co.uk A worrier from childhood I have always been a worrier. That natural ability that we all have to worry about things 

Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

This is another brilliant blog in the series from Confidence Coach, Allie Morgan (see here for her other guest blogs: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer and How to Talk to Others About Your Cancer). Allie is a Confidence Coach, working with cancer survivors and 

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 

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. 

Support through cancer – near, far and virtual

Support through cancer – near, far and virtual

I’m Harriet, aged 48, married to Andy with three children aged 17, 15 and 11. In April 2018 I was diagnosed with ductal invasive oestrogen positive breast cancer. It’s about six months since I wrote this mammoth blog in a world before lockdown and Covid 

Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

Who am I? Identity crisis as a breast cancer survivor

I am still finding it so weird and beyond belief how one life could change so much. My perception of the world and where I fit within it has shifted so much. It is still continuing to evolve and I don’t know where it will 

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 

How to make sense of changes to your friendships after cancer

How to make sense of changes to your friendships after cancer

In this week’s guest blog Barbara, a wellness coach, talks through ways in which you can come to terms and deal with some upsetting ways in which your friendships may have changed since you were diagnosed with cancer. Using a case study from a session 

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

Writing Through Cancer: Using Writing as a Therapy and a Way to Help Others

This is an article that I wrote for Shine Cancer Support in the summer of 2019. They’ve kindly agreed to me reproducing it here. In three months, my book is being launched. In fact, people can actually pre-order it on Amazon now. I keep having 

The uses of creativity in dealing with a cancer diagnosis

The uses of creativity in dealing with a cancer diagnosis

In this week’s guest blog, Marie Isabel talks about how she used creativity to deal with her cancer diagnosis and help her through her treatment. When I was told I had cancer, I was at first very much afraid but also determined to do everything 

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