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

Thoughtful And Appropriate Breast Cancer Gifts For Women

Thoughtful And Appropriate Breast Cancer Gifts For Women

Appropriate breast cancer gifts are hard to find. Not everyone with breast cancer has surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy. It is also a common assumption that only women get breast cancer.  However, men can get it too (which is why we decided to put women in our title).  We will have another article about male breast […]

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Understanding Cancer Dehydration

Understanding Cancer Dehydration

Cancer dehydration is a risk for people undergoing cancer Cancer dehydration is a risk for people undergoing cancer treatments and is a serious condition which can be life-threatening if left untreated. The excessive loss of body fluids, which is dehydration, occurs when your body’s fluid output exceeds its fluid intake.  Vomiting or diarrhoea, side effects of cancer treatments, […]

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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Suggestions For An Optimal Cancer Diet: Hoaxes and Myths Not Discussed

Suggestions For An Optimal Cancer Diet: Hoaxes and Myths Not Discussed

There are often stories in the media about certain foods or nutrients in the cancer diet that will increase the risk of cancer decrease the risk of cancer feed cancer cure cancer It is beyond the scope of this article to discuss fads, hoaxes, current research or scientific evidence.  Except to say the obvious, that […]

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 A Person With Cancer: What To Say And  Not To Say

How To Talk To A Person With Cancer: What To Say And Not To Say

It’s not always easy to know how to talk to someone with cancer and the most important thing is to listen. In this article, we highlight some issues that you may find useful, but it is always the case that if they don’t feel like talking, let them know that’s OK, too, there is no […]

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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Cancer Rehabilitation: What Every Cancer Survivor Should Know

Cancer Rehabilitation: What Every Cancer Survivor Should Know

There is a good chance that a person who has had cancer will benefit from Cancer Rehabilitation. Dr. Julie Silver,  director of Cancer Rehabilitation,  at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. has written an article in this months Coping with Cancer highlighting the need for more information about how people can access […]

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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Practical suggestions for helping a friend with cancer

Practical suggestions for helping a friend with cancer

When helping a friend with cancer it’s important to remember that there are no set rules and every friendship is different. Be sure to think about your unique relationship and let that guide you. Helping a friend with cancer starts with you Before focussing on your friend it could be useful to process your feelings. […]

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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What to give a woman with cancer?  Hugs, gifts and a lot more discussed.

What to give a woman with cancer? Hugs, gifts and a lot more discussed.

A woman with cancer is different. Her type of cancer, personality and support network are all unique, so what you give her should be too. Basically, just because you know a woman with cancer doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy her a hat or scarf for when her hair falls out, or […]

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What Can I Do For My Friend With Cancer?  Five Steps To Help

What Can I Do For My Friend With Cancer? Five Steps To Help

It can be very daunting to find out that you have a colleague, loved one or friend with cancer.  Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say and do. Cancer Care Parcel staff are experts in providing help to all those affected by cancer, as we have all had first-hand experience. Here we […]

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How To Choose The Right Cancer Gift: Four Tips To Guide You

How To Choose The Right Cancer Gift: Four Tips To Guide You

When you have just found out that your close friend has been diagnosed with cancer, or your loved one needs chemotherapy, getting the right cancer gift is probably the furthest from your mind. It’s hard to know what to do or say and everyone is concerned about the outcome. Finding time to digest what is […]

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Treatment of prostate cancer may be monitored better by a new blood test

Treatment of prostate cancer may be monitored better by a new blood test

The BBC reported this week on a new blood test which has been developed to help with prostate cancer treatment. A study found a blood test could detect who men new drug treatment.  Researchers analysed blood samples from nearly 50 men with advanced prostate cancer who were taking a  new trial drug (olaparib). They wanted to […]

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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