Talking About Cancer

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Six tips to help you talk about your cancer

Six tips to help you talk about your cancer

Six tips to help you talk about your cancer  Practising what you want to say can help you keep in control. Suggestions regarding what you might think about include *who do you want to tell?* *do you want to tell people how your treatment is going? *would you prefer a family member to tell people […]

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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Mood And Anxiety Issues Are Common Among Cancer Survivors

Mood And Anxiety Issues Are Common Among Cancer Survivors

In this months COPING WITH CANCER Dr Isabel Schuermeyer (past-president of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society and a member of the psycho-oncology department at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH) discusses the mood and anxiety issues which are associated with surviving cancer Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are common among cancer survivors, even those who have never […]

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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A Lack Of Patient Support For Those Who Choose No Cancer Intervention.

A Lack Of Patient Support For Those Who Choose No Cancer Intervention.

A recent study suggests that patients who ask for no cancer intervention face unsupported responses from doctors, family and friends. In a telephone interview with researchers, 12 of 18 study participants (with small, asymptomatic or suspected thyroid cancers) who had decided against cancer intervention, reported responses that were not supportive. Responses included being told by doctors, friends, and […]

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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A nanovaccine could be used as defense from mutliple cancers

A nanovaccine could be used as defense from mutliple cancers

A unique nanovaccine which targets several different cancer types has been developed by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center This nanovaccine consists of cancer proteins that are recognized by the immune system.   The Nanoparticle vaccines delivers minuscule particulates to the body.  These small particles stimulate the immune system to create an immune response against any potential cancer. This helps people’s […]

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 Embrace Surviving Cancer

How to Embrace Surviving Cancer – A Cancer Survivors Guide

A lot has changed for cancer survivors in recent years and there is increasing knowledge about late and long-term effects of both cancer and its treatment. Indeed we even know more about how to prevent cancer from coming back and extend survivorship after treatment. However cancer survivors can still feel isolated or emotional dealing with physical, emotional and cog­nitive changes […]

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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Scientist identify drugs that could stop melanoma spreading.

Scientist identify drugs that could stop melanoma spreading.

Scientists at the University of Iowa have found a drug which can stop melanoma from metastasising under laboratory conditions.  To identify the drug they documented in real time how the skin cancer formed into tumours. A unique computer program was used to identify and log how both breast tissue cancer cells and melanoma cells form tumors and found the two cancers act the […]

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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A New UK Initiative To Cut The Time Taken To Diagnose Cancer.

A New UK Initiative To Cut The Time Taken To Diagnose Cancer.

After officials from Cwm Taf health board saw how the Danish health service had reduced its time to diagnose cancer and improved its cancer survival rates, a new pilot in Wales has been established which will focus on patients who GPs suspect may have cancer but do not show obvious or pressing symptoms. Denmark established a […]

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 Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

Cancer Caregivers Need To Take Care Of Themselves Too!

When people are diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on the cancer caregivers. Cancer can dramatically alter relationships, it forces parents to depend on their children and independent people to rely on their loved ones. But those who support cancer patients — such as spouses, partners, siblings, children or […]

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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Scientists Have Made Tumour Cells More Susceptible To Cancer Treatment

Scientists Have Made Tumour Cells More Susceptible To Cancer Treatment

Scientists at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a way to make tumour cells more susceptible to certain types of cancer treatment.  They have done this by coating the cells with nanoparticles before delivering drugs. By putting hundreds of tiny particles on the surfaces of tumour cells, scientists were able to make the cells more vulnerable 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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Tips from AXA PPP to help you talk about your cancer

Tips from AXA PPP to help you talk about your cancer

AXA PPP healthcare has collected information from their clients regarding things people said to them that were difficult, upsetting or just annoying.  Also, things that were useful, kind, and got it just right. AXA PPP healthcare has collected information from their clients regarding things people said to them that were difficult, upsetting or just annoying.  Also, things […]

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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