Guest blog on hair loss: Cancer Hair Care

Guest blog on hair loss: Cancer Hair Care

Offering hope through hair loss By Jasmin Julia Gupta – The UK’s leading oncology hair loss expert, NHS clinical advisor and founder of the charity Cancer Hair Care At Cancer Hair Care, we offer so much more than just a wig. As the UK’s leading 

Guest blog: How to talk others about your cancer

Guest blog: How to talk others about your cancer

This is another brilliant blog in our series from Confidence Coach, Allie Morgan (see here for her first guest blog: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer). Allie is a Confidence Coach, working with cancer survivors and those with chronic illnesses. After overcoming bone cancer 

Guest blog: Breast Cancer and sex

This guest blog is from Sam Evans, founder of Jo Divine and expert advisor on sex. As someone who advises many women about enjoying sex after breast cancer I know that many are able to return to having a pleasurable sex life. It may not 

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: secondary breast cancer – I can and I can’t…

Guest blog: secondary breast cancer – I can and I can’t…

By Flori Hendron My friend Dikla called me last week. She tells me she’s now been living with MBC (metastatic breast cancer) for 18 years.  And then laughing she says, “my cancer is old enough to vote!” The two of us crack up at this 

Guest Blog from Jane Clarke at Nourish: Eating during chemo

Guest Blog from Jane Clarke at Nourish: Eating during chemo

In this week’s guest blog, Jane Clarke and her fabulous team at Nourish kindly answered some questions about eating during cancer treatment. In this Q&A they provide helpful tips, practical advice and bust some myths. I’m due to start chemotherapy. Are there any foods that 

Guest blog: working helped me get through cancer

Guest blog: working helped me get through cancer

This week, Lorna, a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Surrey, talks about how continuing to work during her breast cancer treatment helped her through cancer. Working during treatment isn’t possible for everyone, this is just an example of when it is. In August 2017 I was 

Packing for your mastectomy surgery (printable check list)

Packing for your mastectomy surgery (printable check list)

With thanks to everyone on Twitter who contributed to the discussion on what to take to hospital for mastectomy surgery, here’s the list. Just print it out by clicking on the print icon at the foot of the list. Wash bag of toiletries including a 

Guest blog: Pregnancy & breast cancer

Guest blog: Pregnancy & breast cancer

It was two years ago in February 2017 that I found out I was expecting my second child. My husband and I were over the moon; we had been trying for a couple of years. The very next day I was diagnosed with Stage 3 

Guest blog: complementary therapies and using photography to explore emotions

Guest blog: complementary therapies and using photography to explore emotions

Hi Diane, can you tell us a bit about yourself? In March 2013, aged 49, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I really thought that with my training and experience I understood what it would mean to have cancer but overnight I learned that I 

Guest blog: Anxiety, anger, grief and… cancer

Guest blog: Anxiety, anger, grief and… cancer

My breast cancer diagnosis came in January 2016 when I was 54. A tumour was detected in my left breast by my second routine mammogram. I hadn’t felt a lump or seen any changes in my breast. It came out of the blue and was 

Guest Q&A from Paxman: Scalp cooling – everything you need to know

Guest Q&A from Paxman: Scalp cooling – everything you need to know

 1. Can you tell us a bit about scalp cooling – what is it and how does it work?   Scalp cooling is a simple treatment that can prevent hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. The use of scalp cooling has been proven to be 

Guest blog: The impact of cancer on my marriage

Guest blog: The impact of cancer on my marriage

“My wife has cancer”… Four words, but one impossible thing to say. I was diagnosed with grade 3 HER2 positive breast cancer in March 2017. It was, of course, a shock to me and my husband. But both at the point of diagnosis and as 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What you Need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What you Need to know

So it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month again. Which means that life turns pink for the month of October. Celebrities wear pink and shops sell pink goods in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer. Which is great. In a way. Sort of. All this