Talking About Cancer

Articles are written by our expert team, partners and friends.  For all those affected by cancer, including patients, friends, family and carers.  You are welcome to comment on each article in the article reply boxes.  If you would like to write an article for our “talking cancer” section, please contact us, we are always happy to hear your point of view.  Our guidelines for article submission can be found here

Don’t Say It With Flowers: Why You Shouldn

Don’t Say It With Flowers: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Flowers For Chemotherapy Patients

Have you ever thought about buying flowers for chemotherapy patients? Flowers can convey powerful messages like love, regret, sorrow without the need for words or just become a treat for your freshly cleaned room and your Instagram feed. As a universal means of communication, offering flowers for chemotherapy patients might seem like a good idea. Well, […]

Luisa Robbez-Masson

Dr Luisa Robbez-Masson was awarded a PhD from Barts Cancer Institute (Queen Mary University) for studying the role of DNA polymorphism in the FGFR2 genes in relation to the risk of Breast Cancer. She currently works as the Science Editor for Cancer Care Parcel.

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How Cancer Brought About A Smile: By Brenda Burling

How Cancer Brought About A Smile: By Brenda Burling

When asked to write for Cancer Care Parcel’s “Talking About Cancer Pages” it was only then I paused and reflected on the last couple of years. Having had family members and friends affected by cancer in its various forms I had seen the effects it had on all it touched. It was only when a […]

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New Breast Cancer Art Initiative Launched: The Breast Cancer Art Project

New Breast Cancer Art Initiative Launched: The Breast Cancer Art Project

A new cancer art initiative aimed at those affected by breast cancer has just launched ….and is already attracting artwork from across the world. The Breast Cancer Art Project provides an online platform for those who have or had breast cancer to submit and share their artwork with others, so they can feel heard, understood […]

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The Art Of Healthy Living Have Featured Our Breast Cancer Hamper

The Art Of Healthy Living Have Featured Our Breast Cancer Hamper

Everyone seems to like our breast cancer hamper and we are delighted to let you know that The Art Of Healthy Living has featured this cancer gift in their Health and Wellness Christmas guide. The Luxury Breast Cancer Gift For Women is one of our more popular gifts, probably because it is absolutely packed with goodies that […]

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Forkward Thinking Foodinista Featured Our Comfort For Cancer Hamper

Forkward Thinking Foodinista Featured Our Comfort For Cancer Hamper

Forkward Thinking Foodinista has featured the Cancer Care Parcel Comfort Hamper in their Life Style and Food online Magazine. Their review can be found here https://forkwardthinkingfoodinista.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/cancer-care-parcel-cancer-gifts-review/ “Giving back is a major focus for Dr Shara, using profit to support the community by donating to cancer charities and helps with their awareness campaigns. Cancer Care Parcel […]

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Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

The Worldwide Cancer Reseach charities advisory board met last month in a Dragons Den Style manner with scientists pitching for the projects to the board.  The task for the charity was to find the most exciting and ground-breaking treatment and research proposals for the future. £4 million in funding was up for grabs and 27 high profile researchers were put […]

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Me And My Radiotherapy Treatment: What You Cant See

Me And My Radiotherapy Treatment: What You Cant See

By a very tenuous connection, a friend of mine invited me to a garden party at Buckingham Palace just at the end of my radiotherapy treatment. I have never been before and will probably never go again.  Something I wasn’t going to turn down.  But as it was nearing the end of my radiotherapy treatment it was definitely not a good […]

Dr Shara Cohen

Dr Cohen started her working life as a research scientist and lecturer with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

She followed a classical scientific career until she left mainstream science in 2000 (which coincided with the birth of her first daughter) to establish the Life Science Communications company, Euroscicon Ltd.

Euroscicon Ltd was her first company (which she sold in 2016).

In 2013 she was diagnosed with Cancer and set up Cancer Care Parcel

She also works with and establishes businesses and charities which benefit local, national and international communities via her company – The Pein Consultancy Ltd

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Of Beauty And Nothingness Featured Our Breast Cancer Hamper

Of Beauty And Nothingness Featured Our Breast Cancer Hamper

For Breast Cancer month the popular LifeStyle Blog “Of Beauty and Nothingness” has featured our Luxury Breast Cancer Hamper Their article “Breast Cancer Awareness Month + Care Hamper” highlights how we all know someone who’s been affected by cancer and know how devastating it can be.  They show that it’s important to raise awareness of the disease […]

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The Barnet And Potters Bar Times: Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Business

The Barnet And Potters Bar Times: Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Business

We are very happy to tell our readers/supporters that this week, we have a mention in the Barnet And Potters Bar Times They tell the story of how the business started and what we are up to now Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Business was published 19th Oct 2017 and you can download the pdf here […]

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Eight Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer: Tips For You

Eight Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer: Tips For You & Your Friend

Your friend has been told they have cancer.  They may be feeling fear, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression and stress amongst other things.  They could be facing many challenges, practical and emotional and will need care, help and support.  Here are eight ways you can support a friend with cancer.   Ask permission before visiting, calling, […]

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.

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