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

From Me to You: Letter Writing To People With Cancer

From Me to You: Letter Writing To People With Cancer

We all love receiving a handwritten letter through the post, the feeling you get. That rush of excitement, the anticipation of ‘what’s inside?!’  – Reading well thought out words from someone close to us, offering an opportunity of reflection and even becoming a tactile keep sake for the future. Letters provide us with such a […]

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Five Great Cancer Gift Ideas That Won

Five Great Cancer Gift Ideas That Won’t Cost You A Fortune

Sometimes you just want to do something different: to bring a smile to the face of someone who has or will be going through a lot.  You can and it doesn’t have to cost you too much. Here are five great cancer gift ideas to get you thinking about what you can give your friend, loved-one […]

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Navigating the Coexisting Worlds of Cancer Treatment and Parenting

Navigating the Coexisting Worlds of Cancer Treatment and Parenting

When you are first diagnosed life is a blur. You run from test to test and exam to exam and then to treatments and surgeries. If you are also a parent you have other people who count on you to show them the way. The little ones who want to know that mom will be […]

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The UK Cancer Directory

The UK Cancer Directory – A New Initiative From Cancer Care Parcel

The UK Cancer Directory is a new initiative from Cancer Care Parcel.  Listed are verified cancer charities, support groups, therapists, suppliers, bloggers and services. Connect to the UK Cancer Community All listings are genuine cancer charities, support groups and companies based in the UK. We are not listing any sites which make claims to prevent […]

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Five Must Have Cancer Gifts For Men

Five Must Have Cancer Gifts For Men

It is never easy to know what to buy a man at the best of times, but a man with cancer does need special consideration. First of all its hard to understand what they are going through, what their worries are and what they need both emotionally and practically.  This is true of anyone with […]

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Children

Children’s Seasonal Sacks Donated to CanSurvive

  Over the Christmas period, we donated several Cancer Care Parcel seasonal sacks for children with cancer. The CanSurvive team, pictured here donated three of these sacks to sick children. Thank you CAN SURVIVE for all the support that you give to people with cancer Can Survive Wigtownshire, is a pro-active social/activity group open to males and […]

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“Stop Telling Me To Be Brave” Campaign To Support People With Cancer

  For 2018 Cancer Care Parcel looks to further support people with Cancer by launching the “STOP TELLING ME TO BE BRAVE” campaign. #StopTellingME To answer your questions about this campaign:- Why Launch This Campain? Won’t you upset people? Whilst researching for our two books (What to say to someone with cancer and How to treat someone newly […]

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Do You Know Someone With Cancer?

Do You Know Someone With Cancer?

If you know someone with cancer Please sign up for four days of free tips on how to support them. Friends, family, loved ones, colleagues… Anyone you know with cancer may need your support    

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How to be “work ready” after cancer: A personal story.

How to be “work ready” after cancer: A personal story.

As someone who was once a career “expert” (www.thenextstep1234.com) and even wrote books about it, I had the gall to write a blog post and make videos about returning to work after a “blank space” on the resume due to illness or child care. Ha! I say to myself. I just had no idea I […]

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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 […]

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