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Cancer patients, carers, family, friends, loved ones, and survivors have contributed to give their hints and advice for ways that you can support your friend with cancer.

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Top Ten Items For A Chemotherapy Care Package

Top Ten Items For A Chemotherapy Care Package

A chemotherapy care package seems like the ideal gift for someone just about to embark on a course of chemotherapy.  But what to put in the care package can be confusing.  Everyone’s cancer is unique and everyone responds to treatment differently. So before we discuss our top ten items that you should put in a chemo […]

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Split The Cost of a Cancer Care Parcel: Share The Love, Share the Giving.

Split The Cost of a Cancer Care Parcel: Share The Love, Share the Giving.

When it comes to organising that gift which you’ve all agreed is better shared, are you the one who must arrange it and chase your friends for payment, or the one who must remember to make that bank transfer? Most of us have been in both categories at different times and each situation has its […]

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Mum, Cancer and Me:  How I Helped My Mum Fight Back From Across the Miles 

Mum, Cancer and Me:  How I Helped My Mum Fight Back From Across the Miles 

It’s probably one of the worst things for someone to be told: “You have cancer,” It can be devastating for a spouse or family member to hear it as well. I admit it, I felt my stomach fall to my feet when my mother called me on the phone to tell me the horrible news […]

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Cancer Discussions For The Cancer Community: A New Facebook Group

Cancer Discussions For The Cancer Community: A New Facebook Group

We are pleased to let you know that we now have a Facebook group which will be used for discussions by the cancer community.  This group is for anyone affected by cancer, including friends, family and colleagues and will be a safe place for open discussion. The group is a closed group so only members will see what […]

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What does it feel like when you find out you have cancer?

What does it feel like when you find out you have cancer?

An extract from‘From Both Ends of the Stethoscope – Getting Through Breast Cancer by a Doctor Who Knows’ by Dr Kathleen Thompson  The word Cancer is evocative in the extreme. When I was a newly-qualified doctor, the medical profession used a series of euphemisms for it. This way, we could talk about a patient’s illness […]

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Cooking For Chemotherapy By Chef Ryan Callahan

Cooking For Chemotherapy By Chef Ryan Callahan

Hello Everyone! My name is Chef Ryan Callahan. I am the founder of CookingForChemo.org. I am a chef who specializes in helping cancer fighters overcome many eating related chemotherapy side-effects. To this end, I founded my organization Cooking For Chemo where we develop and teach cooking techniques that help to overcome these side-effects.   I […]

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Cancer and Mothers Day:  Celebrating With A Mother Who Has Cancer

Cancer and Mothers Day: Celebrating With A Mother Who Has Cancer

Mothers day, or mothering Sunday has become an occasion for honouring maternal bonds, the influence of mother’s in society, motherhood and mothers.  Mothers everywhere will be visited with gifts. In this article we discuss how cancer with its treatment and side effects can affect Mother’s Day and how you can help a mother with cancer […]

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How To Choose Useful

How To Choose Useful & Comforting Gifts For Chemo Patients

We all know that chemotherapy can be a difficult time.  But whether someone has side effects and the extent of the side effects cannot always be predicted.  There are however some basic rules for getting gifts for chemo patients, that if you stick to you won’t go wrong. What not to buy someone who is having […]

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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, […]

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Thoughtful Cancer Care Packs To Help All Ages And All Stages Of Cancer

Thoughtful Cancer Care Packs To Help All Ages And All Stages Of Cancer

Cancer Care Packs can help your friend, loved one or colleague cope with the everyday stress of their cancer diagnosis.  These cancer packages are full of useful, thoughtful, pampering and comforting items created by an expert team who have all been affected by cancer.  You can find care packs for people undergoing any type of treatment, […]

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