You can’t take my sense of humour

You can’t take my sense of humour

Hi.  I’m Emma.  Married to Darren and co-owner of two small humans, Toby (seven) and Chloe (two), and Beagle Arthur (nine).  Lawyer by day- representing nurses, I’m now also an author by night – hopefully inspiring patients, after my unexpected journey with Breast Cancer.  Buckle 

How I dealt with my mum’s breast cancer diagnosis

How I dealt with my mum’s breast cancer diagnosis

Everyone has to die from something and 1 in 3 women get breast cancer, those are just the facts of life. That is until it happens to you or somebody close to you. As a child, my Nanny Mary had breast cancer, treatment and a 

Surviving breast cancer: refusing to take no for an answer

Surviving breast cancer: refusing to take no for an answer

Surviving cancer is as much about catching it early and being positive about the outcome, as it is about the treatment. I am Carolann Bruce, and I am a breast cancer survivor, but only because I refused to take no for an answer. A dream 

Cancer: the birthday present no one wants

Cancer: the birthday present no one wants

Emma Herring is a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. A routine mammogram leads to a shock diagnosis My cancer was the birthday present you never want to receive. Having reached the age of 50 and celebrated 

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