My Friends Cancer

Articles To Help You Help Your Friend:  Written by people who have experienced cancer first hand.

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.  If you would like to post here please see our guidelines for article submission.

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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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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“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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10 Ways To Help Someone With Cancer Over The Christmas Holidays

10 Ways To Help Someone With Cancer Over The Christmas Holidays

 Christmas can be busy and hectic at the best of times.  Gifts to buy and wrap.  Food to prepare and cook and trees and decorations to put up.  Add cancer, with its treatments, multiple appointments, treatments and results and it can become extremely stressful.  Here are ten tips to help you help your friend with cancer […]

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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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, […]

Luisa Robbez-Masson

Dr Luisa Robbez-Masson was awarded a PhD from Barts Cancer Institute (Queen Mary University) for studying non-coding polymorphisms in the human FGFR2 gene and their association with breast cancer risk. She currently works as the Science Editor for Cancer Care Parcel.

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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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