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

Top Four UK Groups That Give Free Cancer Gifts: 2018

Top Four UK Groups That Give Free Cancer Gifts: 2018

We …researched …voted …listened …chatted … and researched some more. We came up with these top four UK charities and voluntary groups that will give you free cancer gifts if you have a cancer diagnosis. If you don’t agree with our list or you would like to nominate an entry for 2019 please get in […]

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From Me to You: Letter Writing To People With Cancer

From Me to You: Letter Writing To People With Cancer

We all love receiving a handwritten letter through the post, the feeling you get. That rush of excitement, the anticipation of ‘what’s inside?!’  – Reading well thought out words from someone close to us, offering an opportunity of reflection and even becoming a tactile keep sake for the future. Letters provide us with such a […]

Alison Hitchcock

Alison Hitchcock is co-founder of From Me to You, a national campaign encouraging us to write letters to friends suffering from cancer. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, having left a City career in 2010 to pursue a love of writing She was runner-up in the inaugural SASH Writing Competition and is published in their anthology, Homeless. Her work has also appeared in Mechanics’ Institute Review 12, The Interpreter’s House and Every Day Fiction.

Brian Greenley

After being diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010, he gave up work at PwC where he worked in the US Tax department. He focussed on his health and as his cancer moved to Stage IV. In 2013 he was given the all clear and in 2016 set up From Me to You, encouraged by the 100 letters he had received from co-founder Alison Hitchcock during his illness.

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Five Great Cancer Gift Ideas That Won

Five Great Cancer Gift Ideas That Won’t Cost You A Fortune

Sometimes you just want to do something different: to bring a smile to the face of someone who has or will be going through a lot.  You can and it doesn’t have to cost you too much. Here are five great cancer gift ideas to get you thinking about what you can give your friend, loved-one […]

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Navigating the Coexisting Worlds of Cancer Treatment and Parenting

Navigating the Coexisting Worlds of Cancer Treatment and Parenting

When you are first diagnosed life is a blur. You run from test to test and exam to exam and then to treatments and surgeries. If you are also a parent you have other people who count on you to show them the way. The little ones who want to know that mom will be […]

Angelique L’Amour Pitney

Angelique L’Amour was born in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of author Louis L’Amour, she grew up in the household of a prolific writer where writing and storytelling were a way of life.

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The UK Cancer Directory

The UK Cancer Directory – A New Initiative From Cancer Care Parcel

The UK Cancer Directory is a new initiative from Cancer Care Parcel.  Listed are verified cancer charities, support groups, therapists, suppliers, bloggers and services. Connect to the UK Cancer Community All listings are genuine cancer charities, support groups and companies based in the UK. We are not listing any sites which make claims to prevent […]

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Five Must Have Gifts For Any Man With Cancer (at any stage).

Five Must Have Gifts For Any Man With Cancer (at any stage).

It is never easy to know what to buy a man at the best of times, but a man with cancer does need special consideration. First of all its hard to understand what they are going through, what their worries are and what they need both emotionally and practically.  This is true of anyone with […]

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Children

Children’s Seasonal Sacks Donated to CanSurvive

  Over the Christmas period, we donated several Cancer Care Parcel seasonal sacks for children with cancer. The CanSurvive team, pictured here donated three of these sacks to sick children. Thank you CAN SURVIVE for all the support that you give to people with cancer Can Survive Wigtownshire, is a pro-active social/activity group open to males and […]

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“Stop Telling Me To Be Brave” Campaign To Support People With Cancer

  For 2018 Cancer Care Parcel looks to further support people with Cancer by launching the “STOP TELLING ME TO BE BRAVE” campaign. #StopTellingME To answer your questions about this campaign:- Why Launch This Campain? Won’t you upset people? Whilst researching for our two books (What to say to someone with cancer and How to treat someone newly […]

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Do You Know Someone With Cancer?

Do You Know Someone With Cancer?

If you know someone with cancer Please sign up for four days of free tips on how to support them. Friends, family, loved ones, colleagues… Anyone you know with cancer needs your support Topics covered Practical suggestions for support What to say and what not to say Understanding the cancer diet  

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How to be “work ready” after cancer: A personal story.

How to be “work ready” after cancer: A personal story.

As someone who was once a career “expert” (www.thenextstep1234.com) and even wrote books about it, I had the gall to write a blog post and make videos about returning to work after a “blank space” on the resume due to illness or child care. Ha! I say to myself. I just had no idea I […]

Lisa Vento

Lisa Vento (Nielsen) is a Breast Cancer Blogger & Advocate

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