My Cancer

Tips, News and Recommendations For People With Cancer.  This ‘My Cancer’ section has articles from our staff, cancer patients, carers, family, friends, loved ones, and survivors.  Providing tips, relevant news and advice to help your journey.  If you would like to post here please see our guidelines for article submission.

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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“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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Top 10 Ways to Cope with Christmas when you have Cancer

Top 10 Ways to Cope with Christmas when you have Cancer

Christmas traditionally thought of as a happy time can bring its own challenges at the best of times.  Having cancer can cause these challenges to increase.  Here we discuss ways to cope with Christmas when you have cancer. 1. Alcohol Many people like a drink at Christmas. Generally, alcohol won’t be an issue, but if […]

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.

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Cancer At Christmas: How To Deal With All The Season Has To Offer

Cancer At Christmas: How To Deal With All The Season Has To Offer

Christmas which is traditionally thought of as a happy time can provide challenges for those experiencing cancer, whether personally or as a loved one.  In this article, we discuss dealing with those personal challenges when you or someone you know has cancer at Christmas Eating and Drinking Some people with cancer experience problems with eating […]

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.

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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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Ellie’s Friends: Freebies to adults (16 ) living with cancer all over the UK

Ellie’s Friends: Freebies to adults (16+) living with cancer all over the UK

Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults (16+) living with cancer all around the UK. They provide frequent freebies from generous businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis. Four in five people are, on average, £570 a month worse off as the result […]

Ellie’s Friends

Ellie’s Friends provide freebies to adults (16+) living with cancer all over the UK. We do what we can to continue the vision of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to “Make the Big C Smaller”.

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Changing Eating Habits To Relieve Chemotherapy Nausea Symptoms

Changing Eating Habits To Relieve Chemotherapy Nausea Symptoms

  Things to try to relieve chemotherapy nausea symptoms Try to have cold or slightly warm food. Have several small meals and snacks each day instead of large portions. Chew food well. Have small meals a few hours before treatment. Eat light, bland foods, such as plain toast or crackers. Eat before you get hungry. Dont.. […]

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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Understanding Chemotherapy Nausea Control: What You Can Do To Help

Understanding Chemotherapy Nausea Control: What You Can Do To Help

Unfortunately, certain chemotherapy drugs can sometimes cause chemotherapy nausea and vomiting.  But as this is well documented there are many solutions to relieve these symptoms. Drugs From Your Doctor Your doctor can prescribe drugs which can prevent, lessen, or relieve the chemotherapy nausea and vomiting which may be associated with therapy.  Drugs won’t always prescribe […]

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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Understanding Cancer Dehydration

Understanding Cancer Dehydration

Cancer dehydration is a risk for people undergoing cancer Cancer dehydration is a risk for people undergoing cancer treatments and is a serious condition which can be life-threatening if left untreated. The excessive loss of body fluids, which is dehydration, occurs when your body’s fluid output exceeds its fluid intake.  Vomiting or diarrhoea, side effects of cancer treatments, […]

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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