Personal Cancer Blogs

Personal experiences of cancer written by cancer bloggers, cancer patients, survivors, friends, loved ones, professionals and carers, to help the cancer journey. We only publish positive articles and never publish claims of curing or treating cancer by non – conventional methods. This is a safe environment.

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101 Different Names For Boobs – What Do You Call Yours?

101 Different Names For Boobs – What Do You Call Yours?

My boobs are called Ant and Dec Not because they are different sizes but because I love them, just like I love the boys.  There has been many occasions when I have tried to squeeze into a black cocktail dress and Ant and Dec have been screaming at me “I’m a celebrity I’m falling the hell […]

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Laughing at Cancer | A Personal Journey Of Love And Letting Go

Laughing at Cancer | A Personal Journey Of Love And Letting Go

The world first shifted on a late winter afternoon more than 40 years ago In the cafeteria of a small college in Southern California, when my friend Tim looked out the window and said, “Oh, there’s Mary.” I glanced up, expecting a different Mary, not Mary Northcutt. She was spending spring semester in England. But […]

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Building a new life:  A personal story of secondary cancer

Building a new life: A personal story of secondary cancer

When I received my diagnosis of secondary cancer  I found that there were no words to describe how I felt.  I tried to write, but all I could do was sit in front of an empty sheet of paper, no words seemed to fit, nothing seemed to fit. And then I drew this. This seemed […]

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I Can Make You A Single Or Double Mastectomy Cushion

I Can Make You A Single Or Double Mastectomy Cushion

A couple of years ago a very dear friend of mine was also diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to give her a gift to let her know I was thinking of her. She said that after her surgery she was struggling to sit/lie comfortably and that the car journey home had been awful […]

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Surviving Cancer: A Miracle Journey by Sandra Hamilton

Surviving Cancer: A Miracle Journey by Sandra Hamilton

This is my story of surviving cancer I was diagnosed with Non Hodgins Lymphoma back in 2006 my dad had died of the same marginal within 17th months which is unfortunately the normal. By 2007 I was told I had six months and treatment gave me 6 months more.  The in 2008 I was told I had […]

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The 0.5 Percent: A Personal Story About A Journey To Lymphoma Recovery

The 0.5 Percent: A Personal Story About A Journey To Lymphoma Recovery

‘Yes it is cancer but the good news is that it is curable and we’ll start the treatment plan on Friday’ The words I was told on my follow up with the consultant confirming that I did indeed have Hodgkin Lymphoma and that I was about to embark on a life-changing journey. After working within […]

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Why ‘Good For A Grin’  Was A Great Idea By Author Brenda Burling

Why ‘Good For A Grin’ Was A Great Idea By Author Brenda Burling

When I came up with the idea for my first Cancer-related book, Might Make You Smile, it was inspired by people who were close to me initially, people I saw regularly, some even daily. However, what happened next was I found the circle of connections getting wider and wider the further I reached out, like […]

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The day my life changed. I heard the words “I’m sorry, you have breast cancer”.

The day my life changed. I heard the words “I’m sorry, you have breast cancer”.

Friday, 18 April 2008.  The day my life changed completely. I heard the words “I’m sorry, you have breast cancer”. I was 37 years old when I was diagnosed.  At the time my life was great, brilliant.  If I was to have a dream board or a written description of my ideal life, this was […]

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HipHeadWear Was Born By Helping Out A Friend With Breast Cancer

HipHeadWear Was Born By Helping Out A Friend With Breast Cancer

My name is Sabine Brannan. Born and raised in the Netherlands in the late sixties, I grew up in a family interwoven in the tradition of fabric trading, working on the markets of the Netherlands. Before starting as an entrepreneur, I worked for a bridal couture designer I designed bespoke wedding dresses when one of […]

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CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word?

CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word?

CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word? For me, I see an evil, disgusting disease that doesn’t discriminate, no matter who you are, what age, race or gender. Let me tell you my story, it is a little sad, however (plot twist) it is turning out to be a great one. […]

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