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 

Guest blog: creating Simply Zoe out of my cancer diagnosis

Guest blog: creating Simply Zoe out of my cancer diagnosis

I was so excited when Sara asked me if I would like to guest blog. I find, and I know it is the same for others, that it is really helpful to read other people’s stories. I thought long and hard about what to focus 

Guest blog: Those Blips are Life

Guest blog: Those Blips are Life

Today, I’m publishing a guest blog from the lovely Abigail who lives in the U.S. and is living with secondary breast cancer. In this blog post, Abigail talks about her original diagnosis which came at a time when her two children were very young and 

Guest blog: when the C word reared its ugly head… again

Guest blog: when the C word reared its ugly head… again

Today, Nic writes about being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer… Completing treatment for my primary breast cancer is quite possibly the most surreal experience I have ever had. My friends and family celebrated their huge sense of relief that I was through the darkness but 

Guest blog: Clinical Trials for secondary (metastatic) breast cancer

What you need to know By Emily Jordan, co-founder of Ancora.ai “Too many patients don’t live near or get treated at a cancer center. Local oncologists need information and patients need to be informed of their choices and empowered to ask for them. Clinical trials 

Guest blog: What a CBT Therapist Did for Herself When Diagnosed with Secondary Cancer

Guest blog: What a CBT Therapist Did for Herself When Diagnosed with Secondary Cancer

My background A bit of Context Sometimes I look back on the days when I had primary breast cancer and think how far I have come on this cancer journey. Everyone hopes that Secondary Cancer doesn’t happen to them. Others fall for the weird assumption 

Guest blog: A slow train to nowhere

Guest blog: A slow train to nowhere

In this guest blog, Miranda talks about her secondary breast cancer diagnosis and the impact upon it has had upon her… In March 2019, I celebrated with a glass of fizz, the news from my breast surgeon that all was well and he didn’t need 

Guest blog: Q&A with Jo Taylor of abcdiagnosis.co.uk

Guest blog: Q&A with Jo Taylor of abcdiagnosis.co.uk

As part of the focus week on secondary breast cancer issues, Jo Taylor, breast cancer patient advocate and founder of ABC Diagnosis, has done a Q&A about her personal story and the work that she does on behalf of breast cancer patients. 1.Can you start 

Guest blog: being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

Guest blog: being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer

In this guest blog, Kate writes about her diagnosis with secondary breast cancer… Breast cancer has been a part of my life for nine years now. It first made itself known in 2011 when, at the tender age of twenty-one, I unearthed a hard, immobile 

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: Men Too? Really?

Guest Blog: Men Too? Really?

Last year, Lorraine’s partner, Richard, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Finding a lack of support and awareness for male breast cancer, Lorraine has set up her own campaign, #bluegetittoo. Here, Lorraine tells us about Richard’s diagnosis, the impact that it has had on 

Guest blog: 7 things I have learnt from my cancer diagnosis

Guest blog: 7 things I have learnt from my cancer diagnosis

by Alejandra Solis, the Honest Cancer Mum Diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer with bone metastasis, February 2018. I am the mummy of two gorgeous kids, 8 and 5, and wife to a lovely husband. I write a blog honestcancermum.blogspot.com and share on most social