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 […]READ ARTICLE
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.
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 dietREAD ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
Your friend has been told they have cancer. They may be feeling fear, sadness, anger, anxiety, depression and stress amongst other things. They could be facing many challenges, practical and emotional and will need care, help and support. Here are eight ways you can support a friend with cancer. Ask permission before visiting, calling, […]READ ARTICLE
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 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
Recognising normal emotions that you may feel associated with your friend’s cancer is important Acknowledge if you have any of these emotions and talk to someone about them if that helps. Examples Guilt because you don’t have cancer because you feel in some way responsible because you feel as though you are not doing […]READ ARTICLE
Appropriate breast cancer gifts are hard to find. Not everyone with breast cancer has surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. It is also a common assumption that only women get breast cancer. However, men can get it too (which is why we decided to put women in our title). We will have another article about male breast […]READ ARTICLE
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