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

Alice King discusses a non-invasive way to improve cancer diagnosis

Alice King discusses a non-invasive way to improve cancer diagnosis

Imaging cancer using positron emission tomography Positron emission tomography (PET) is a modern imaging technique that has been widely available throughout hospitals and cancer clinics since the 1990s. PET provides very different information to the better-known imaging methods X-ray and CT, which “capture” tumours by showing the internal structure of the body, similar to a […]

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Top Four UK Groups That Give Free Cancer Gifts: 2018

Top Four UK Groups That Give Free Cancer Gifts: 2018

We …researched …voted …listened …chatted … and researched some more. We came up with these top four UK charities and voluntary groups that will give you free cancer gifts if you have a cancer diagnosis. If you don’t agree with our list or you would like to nominate an entry for 2019 please get in […]

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The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

One of several things that impressed me when I started working in cancer research was the fact that there were still some people who would raise an eyebrow when I answered the question “what do you do?” Though most people are supportive and even enthusiastic about cancer research, there remains a small minority who obstinately […]

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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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Tell Us The Good And Bad Responses That You Have Had From People About Your Cancer

Tell Us The Good And Bad Responses That You Have Had From People About Your Cancer

When we started compiling a book about the good and bad things people can say to you when you have had cancer we didn’t anticipate the huge volume of response. Because of this enormous response we decided to look further before publishing and are asking the questions What are the best and worst thing people said to you when you […]

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Six Best Gift Ideas For A Chemotherapy Survivor: For Celebration

Six Best Gift Ideas For A Chemotherapy Survivor: For Celebration & Recovery

If you know someone who is a chemotherapy survivor or perhaps just coming to the end of their chemotherapy it is natural to think that a celebration is due. Whilst this true, and it would be good to mark the end with a happy celebration or token of celebration, time for recovery is still needed. Recovery is […]

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Science Turns Life-Threatening Zika Virus Into A Cure For Brain Cancer

Science Turns Life-Threatening Zika Virus Into A Cure For Brain Cancer

A Dangerous Virus Zika virus and its devastating consequences to unborn babies made the headlines in 2015 when scientists first established a link between this mosquito-borne virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome in babies, two devastating neurological disorders. Extensive research in the past couple of years on this previously poorly-known virus led scientists to the conclusion […]

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Helping A Friend With Cancer: What You Need to Know

Helping A Friend With Cancer: What You Need to Know

So you have found out that a friend, colleague or loved one has cancer.  What do you do now?  The easiest thing is to not deal with it, just ignore it until you hear they are better or worse.  And there are many people who do just that, simply because they do not feel that […]

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