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.

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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Suggestions For An Optimal Cancer Diet: Hoaxes and Myths Not Discussed

Suggestions For An Optimal Cancer Diet: Hoaxes and Myths Not Discussed

There are often stories in the media about certain foods or nutrients in the cancer diet that will increase the risk of cancer decrease the risk of cancer feed cancer cure cancer It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss fads, hoaxes, current research or scientific evidence.  Except to say the obvious, that […]

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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Cancer Rehabilitation: What Every Cancer Survivor Should Know

Cancer Rehabilitation: What Every Cancer Survivor Should Know

There is a good chance that a person who has had cancer will benefit from Cancer Rehabilitation. Dr. Julie Silver,  director of Cancer Rehabilitation,  at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. has written an article in this months Coping with Cancer highlighting the need for more information about how people can access […]

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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Six tips to help you talk about your cancer

Six tips to help you talk about your cancer

Six tips to help you talk about your cancer  Practising what you want to say can help you keep in control. Suggestions regarding what you might think about include *who do you want to tell?* *do you want to tell people how your treatment is going? *would you prefer a family member to tell people […]

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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Mood And Anxiety Issues Are Common Among Cancer Survivors

Mood And Anxiety Issues Are Common Among Cancer Survivors

In this months COPING WITH CANCER Dr Isabel Schuermeyer (past-president of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and a member of the psycho-oncology department at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH) discusses the mood and anxiety issues which are associated with surviving cancer Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are common among cancer survivors, even those who have never […]

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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