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 […]
Talking About Cancer
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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 […]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
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 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
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 is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 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”.
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 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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