We’ve moved our practical content to Future Dreams

We’ve moved our practical content to Future Dreams

We’re delighted to announce that we’re collaborating with Future Dreams Breast Cancer Charity and from now on our practical content, personal stories and expert guest blogs will be situated on the Future Dreams website at www.futuredreams.org. But we’re keeping this website which will focus on 

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 

Decisions about work and cancer: pause for thought

By Barbara Wilson, Working with cancer Returning to work after cancer wasn’t something I gave a great deal of time or thought to during my treatment for breast cancer in 2005. When I was first diagnosed, I kept telling myself and others that I’d be 

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 

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 

Cancer Hair Care

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 

How to talk others about your cancer

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 

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 

Secondary breast cancer – I can and I can’t…

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 

Jane Clarke at Nourish: Eating during chemo

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 

Working helped me get through cancer

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