Talking About Cancer

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£1.5m pledge for UK children to beat cancer using personalised treatments

£1.5m pledge for UK children to beat cancer using personalised treatments

A report by sky news today (26th March 2017) says that a £1.5m pledge for UK children who do not respond to traditional therapies will be spent on them receiving personalised treatments for the first time. ‘Children with Cancer UK’ is providing £1.5M to support initial stages of a programme which will develop a precise 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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Physical exercise can help patients deal with gastrointestinal cancer therapy

Physical exercise can help patients deal with gastrointestinal cancer therapy

Physical exercise such as walking or jogging has been shown to help patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer cope with the side effects of chemotherapy. A joint initiative of the Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt with the Gastrointestinal Centre of Agaplesion Markus Hospital in Frankfurt, shows that patients with an advanced gastrointestinal tumor can […]

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How to talk to your friend with cancer: Advice from a cancer patient

How to talk to your friend with cancer: Advice from a cancer patient

In this months ‘Coping with Cancer’ Holly Bertone has written a very insightful article describing the how people may react when told they have a friend with cancer and suggests appropriate responses. Shes says that her friends need to know  that “While going through cancer treatment”: I may be needy; I may push you away. I might […]

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Brain training reduces chemotherapy-induced nerve damage.

Brain training reduces chemotherapy-induced nerve damage.

According to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a type of functional brain training known as neurofeedback may be able to reduce symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nerve damage in cancer survivors. Chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the nerves that control sensation and movement in arms […]

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Accepting Cancer And The Positive Change It Can Bring

Accepting Cancer And The Positive Change It Can Bring

In 2011 Michael J. Russer was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  In this months ‘Coping with Cancer’ he talks about accepting cancer and the positive changes that came with this. “Given that five other members of my immediate family have perished from various forms of cancer, I did not take this lightly” In his frank and […]

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How Diet Influences Your Risk Of Cancer

How Diet Influences Your Risk Of Cancer

It is estimated that 1 in 10 cancers in the UK are linked to diet. Being overweight may create about 7% of cancers in women. There are many reasons why people are overweight, but an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are often factors. It is very important to keep up a healthy diet. Here is a breakdown […]

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Could the UK face delays getting new drugs after Brexit?

Could the UK face delays getting new drugs after Brexit?

Patients in the UK could face delays getting new drugs if the UK withdraws from the EU’s medicines regulator, due to Brexit Former UK medicines regulator Sir Alasdair Breckenridge said on BBC Radio 4’s Today program yesterday that. “The UK market compared to the European market, of course, is small and they may decide not to come […]

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Talking About Cancer

Talking About Cancer – What not to say: A recent article from the Daily Mail

Six women diagnosed with breast cancer were interviewed by a Psychology lecturer – Fiona Holland to find out what not to say to people with cancer. Talking About Cancer A brief summary of what not to say to people  with cancer (from the Daily Mail) is below Don’t tell them what to do, that you […]

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Latest Cancer Discussions From Cancer Research UK

Latest Cancer Discussions From Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has a page where you can see cancer discussions embracing a range of topics They discuss all aspects of cancer and have a very friendly team of moderators who are online all the time, every day of the year. Their moderators keep the forum safe, legal and supportive, in keeping with their community guidelines, but […]

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Five Inspirational Cancer Quotes

Five Inspirational Cancer Quotes

 Here are five inspirational cancer quotes for you and your friends.   We hope they can help brights up the day and give you strength We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa Cancer is a word, not a sentence. – John Diamon Time is shortening. But every day that […]

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