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

Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

Funding Cancer Research The Dragons Den Way

The Worldwide Cancer Research charities advisory board met last month in a Dragons Den Style manner with scientists pitching for the projects to the board.  The task for the charity was to find the most exciting and ground-breaking treatment and research proposals for the future. £4 million in funding was up for grabs and 27 high profile researchers were put […]

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Me And My Radiotherapy Treatment: What You Cant See

Me And My Radiotherapy Treatment: What You Cant See

By a very tenuous connection, a friend of mine invited me to a garden party at Buckingham Palace just at the end of my radiotherapy treatment. I have never been before and will probably never go again.  Something I wasn’t going to turn down.  But as it was nearing the end of my radiotherapy treatment it was definitely not a good […]

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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Eight Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer: Tips For You

Eight Ways to Support a Friend with Cancer: Tips For You & Your Friend

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, […]

Natalie Murphy

Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.

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How Not To Talk To Someone With Cancer: A Refinery 29 Article

How Not To Talk To Someone With Cancer: A Refinery 29 Article

This month’s Refinery29 has a very personal article from our founder about what to say and definitely what not to say to people with cancer. “When I Got Cancer, My Friend Said ‘I Wish You Hadn’t Told Me’” describes some awkward moments when she told friends about her diagnosis …….”A very close friend said: “I wish you hadn’t […]

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Ellie’s Friends: Freebies to adults (16 ) living with cancer all over the UK

Ellie’s Friends: Freebies to adults (16+) living with cancer all over the UK

Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults (16+) living with cancer all around the UK. They provide frequent freebies from generous businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis. Four in five people are, on average, £570 a month worse off as the result […]

Ellie’s Friends

Ellie’s Friends provide freebies to adults (16+) living with cancer all over the UK. We do what we can to continue the vision of Ellie Jeffery, who wanted to “Make the Big C Smaller”.

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How Cancer Changed My Life:  An Inspiring Perspective

How Cancer Changed My Life: An Inspiring Perspective

In 2007 I was running my own business and flying all over the world with it. My children were growing up and finalising their education and my wife had recently retired. Our lifestyle was great and we had no financial worries at all. Up to then, at the age of 51 I had perfect health, […]

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis FRSA, founder of ‘Chris’s Cancer Community,’ and co-founder of ‘Your simPal.’

Chris is a long term cancer patient who has seen the many gaps in cancer support for survivors. His own experiences have led him to be a ‘disruptor,’ with his outspoken style of public speaking and regular postings to his website.

His work has won him many awards and has led to him being one of the major patient influencers within the cancer sector. Chris is known across the globe for his innovative approach to cancer survivorship, and his efforts to improve communication in the sector.

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This Is Me, I Will Not Hide: A Personal Account From A Cancer Survivor

This Is Me, I Will Not Hide: A Personal Account From A Cancer Survivor

I wanted to share a portion of my journey with you.  I am a cancer survivor. I have had cancer, I went through all my treatments, chemo – a double mastectomy – radiation. My journey through cancer has given me many challenges and I have also received a few gifts. It has taken me awhile […]

Maureen Macdonald

Maureen is a cancer survivor. She has experienced chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a double mastectomy.

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Changing Eating Habits To Relieve Chemotherapy Nausea Symptoms

Changing Eating Habits To Relieve Chemotherapy Nausea Symptoms

  Things to try to relieve chemotherapy nausea symptoms Try to have cold or slightly warm food. Have several small meals and snacks each day instead of large portions. Chew food well. Have small meals a few hours before treatment. Eat light, bland foods, such as plain toast or crackers. Eat before you get hungry. Dont.. […]

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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Understanding Chemotherapy Nausea Control: What You Can Do To Help

Understanding Chemotherapy Nausea Control: What You Can Do To Help

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 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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Recognising Emotions Associated With Your Friend’s Cancer

Recognising Emotions Associated With Your Friend’s Cancer

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 […]

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