How We Started And What We Do Now

After Dr Shara Cohen (our founder) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she found there was very little time to just relax, Our CEO Dr Shara Cohen Is Now A Fellow Of The Royal Society Of Biology take it all in and give herself ‘me’ time.

With all the appointments, liaising with work, telling the people who needed to be told…… there was little time to digest what was happening, research the practicalities or to just relax. There were also a few friends who found the whole situation very awkward, they avoided her as they did not know how to react or what to say. So she set up The Cancer Care Parcel, to enable children and adults with cancer to take some of the worries away and bring some calm back into their lives. Cancer Care Parcel is also an ideal gift, to let people with cancer know that you are thinking of them.

“I set up Cancer Care Parcel to bring back a bit of calm into the lives of people suffering with cancer and its treatment”

Shara has gone through treatment and understands some needs of people with cancer, however, we don’t rely on Shara to decide what goes in the parcels. We also consult those receiving our parcels and our advisory board, which consists of cancer patients and survivors.

The final composition of each box is the decision of the Cancer Care Parcel team, chaired by Shara.

What We Have Been Up To

Do You Know Anyone With Cancer?

Tell Us The Good And Bad Responses That You Have Had From People About Your Cancer
When we started compiling a book about the good and bad things people can say to you when you have had cancer we didn’t anticipate the huge volume of response. Because of this enormous response we decided to look further before publishing and are asking the questions What are the best and worst thing people said to you when you […]

Thank you for the Nice Review of our Cancer Gift Hampers in Love and Lifestyle
Thank you Kirsty for reviewing two of our cancer gift hampers. Kirsty says “When my dad got ill I would’ve done anything to help him, I remember him undergoing a chemotherapy clinical trial and suffering with mouth ulcers, chapped lips, damaged vocal cords… the list of side effects goes on. I witnessed him in pain and […]

What To Buy Someone Having Treatment For Cancer? A Product Review
We just wanted to say a quick thank you to  Nickie O’Hara from the popular Typecast for her lovely review of our “Comfort For Chemotherapy” gift box. Nickie says   “I recently discovered Cancer Care Parcel which was set up by Dr Shara Cohen after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2013. The ethos behind the company enables people with cancer to reduce […]

We are gathering lists of Abbreviations & Acronyms to help our readers
Our new initiative is to gather lists of Abbreviations and  Acronyms to help our readers used in the UK and USA. If there is a list you would like us to curate or if there are items missing in the list please contact us so that we have an up to date comprehensive set of […]