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Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

When people are diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on the cancer caregivers. Cancer can dramatically alter relationships, it forces parents to depend on their children and independent people to rely on their loved ones. But those who support cancer patients — such as spouses, partners, siblings, children or […]

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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How to talk to your friend with cancer: Advice from a cancer patient

How to talk to your friend with cancer: Advice from a cancer patient

In this months ‘Coping with Cancer’ Holly Bertone has written a very insightful article describing the how people may react when told they have a friend with cancer and suggests appropriate responses. Shes says that her friends need to know  that “While going through cancer treatment”: I may be needy; I may push you away. I might […]

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How Diet Influences Your Risk Of Cancer

How Diet Influences Your Risk Of Cancer

It is estimated that 1 in 10 cancers in the UK are linked to diet. Being overweight may create about 7% of cancers in women. There are many reasons why people are overweight, but an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are often factors. It is very important to keep up a healthy diet. Here is a breakdown […]

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Talking About Cancer

Talking About Cancer – What not to say: A recent article from the Daily Mail

Six women diagnosed with breast cancer were interviewed by a Psychology lecturer – Fiona Holland to find out what not to say to people with cancer. Talking About Cancer A brief summary of what not to say to people  with cancer (from the Daily Mail) is below Don’t tell them what to do, that you […]

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Is cancer a death sentence?  Simple answer- NO!

Is cancer a death sentence? Simple answer- NO!

Being diagnosed with cancer in the UK in 2016 does not have to mean a death sentence.  Cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years The latest statistics show that half of people diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales survive for at least ten years, which is much better than years ago. […]

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Cancer.Net Has Advice For Talking To Someone With Cancer

Cancer.Net Has Advice For Talking To Someone With Cancer

The American website Cancer.net has some very relevant advice for talking to someone with cancer, which include how to choose your words carefully and what words and questions can be used and ones which shouldn’t. For example Unhelpful phrases you should avoid include when talking to someone with cancer I know how you feel (because you probably […]

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Talking to someone with cancer: Five point guide from Cancer Care Parcel

Talking to someone with cancer: Five point guide from Cancer Care Parcel

 It’s sometimes not easy to know what to say to someone with cancer.  But its important for both you and them that you don’t avoid them or the subject.  This can make things very difficult for you in the long run. Here are five pointers to get you “talking cancer” (your comments and suggestions are welcome) If you […]

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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