Talking About Cancer

Articles are written by our expert team, partners and friends.  For all those affected by cancer, including patients, friends, family and carers.  You are welcome to comment on each article in the article reply boxes.  If you would like to write an article for our “talking cancer” section, please contact us, we are always happy to hear your point of view.  Our guidelines for article submission can be found here

Top 10 Ways to Cope with Christmas when you have Cancer

Top 10 Ways to Cope with Christmas when you have Cancer

Christmas traditionally thought of as a happy time can bring its own challenges at the best of times.  Having cancer can cause these challenges to increase.  Here we discuss ways to cope with Christmas when you have cancer. 1. Alcohol Many people like a drink at Christmas. Generally, alcohol won’t be an issue, but if […]

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.

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Could The Way Cancer Cells Process Information Affect Brain Tumour Development?

Could The Way Cancer Cells Process Information Affect Brain Tumour Development?

Professor Nives Pećina-Šlaus, Head of the Laboratory of Neuro-oncology at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research (University of Zagreb) explains how research conducted in her group can impact future brain tumour therapy. Cancer: A Genetic Disease The genetics of cancer (called Cancer Genomics) is nowadays one of the fastest expanding medical specialities and this vast […]

Nives Pećina-Šlaus

Prof Nives Pecina-Slaus is a Professor at the department of biology and Head of the Laboratory of Neuro-oncology Croatian Institute for Brain Research Medical School, University of Zagreb. She has received her B.S. in 1990. her M.S. in 1992. from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Math and Sciences, and her Ph. D. in the field of molecular oncology in 1998 from Medical School University of Zagreb. Her main fields of research are cancer genetics, Wnt signalling pathway, brain tumorigenesis, tumour suppressor genes, oncogenes, genetic profiles of brain tumours.

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My Double Mastectomy And The Birth Of Drain Dollies

My Double Mastectomy And The Birth Of Drain Dollies

At the age of 17, I lost my mum to ovarian cancer. My mum Lorraine was my best friend, and as every day passes, it doesn’t get any easier. We were extremely close, when I was aged 14 I spent months in intensive care on life support, she would never leave my side for more […]

Charley

After finding out she carried the BRCA1 mutation Charlotte had a double mastectomy aged 26 due to her genetic risk. Whilst recovering Charlotte designed a bag to hold post-surgical drains in order to make herself feel better and able to do things for herself. After realising how beneficial these were she decided to make these available to all women who have mastectomies, whilst raising money for a great charity. Drain dollies are distributed all over the world and come highly recommended by some of the leading breast surgeons.

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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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Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

Breakthrough Offers New Tailored Treatment Strategies For Children With Leukaemia

A team of oncologists and research scientists working across different hospitals and UK universities have recently published a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that brings hope to children with Leukaemia. What Is Leukaemia? Leukaemia can exist as different types but the majority of cases affecting children are called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). ALL manifests […]

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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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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Christmas Gift Guide Mention In My Girls And Me

Christmas Gift Guide Mention In My Girls And Me

We are very grateful that our Children With Cancer Christmas Sack got a mention in My Girls and Me Christmas Gift Guide 2017. They say … “If there is anyone you know and love who is suffering from Cancer, please take a look…These care packages are worth every penny and if you don’t know anyone; you […]

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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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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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