Personal Experiences With Cancer

Personal experiences of cancer written by cancer bloggers, patients, survivors, friends, loved ones, professionals and carers, to help the cancer journey. We only publish positive articles and never publish claims of curing or treating cancer by non – conventional methods. This is a safe environment.

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HipHeadWear Was Born By Helping Out A Friend With Breast Cancer

HipHeadWear Was Born By Helping Out A Friend With Breast Cancer

My name is Sabine Brannan. Born and raised in the Netherlands in the late sixties, I grew up in a family interwoven in the tradition of fabric trading, working on the markets of the Netherlands. Before starting as an entrepreneur, I worked for a bridal couture designer I designed bespoke wedding dresses when one of […]

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CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word?

CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word?

CANCER! what do you think of when YOU see that word? For me, I see an evil, disgusting disease that doesn’t discriminate, no matter who you are, what age, race or gender. Let me tell you my story, it is a little sad, however (plot twist) it is turning out to be a great one. […]

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Mum, Cancer and Me:  How I Helped My Mum Fight Back From Across the Miles 

Mum, Cancer and Me:  How I Helped My Mum Fight Back From Across the Miles 

It’s probably one of the worst things for someone to be told: “You have cancer,” It can be devastating for a spouse or family member to hear it as well. I admit it, I felt my stomach fall to my feet when my mother called me on the phone to tell me the horrible news […]

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What does it feel like when you find out you have cancer?

What does it feel like when you find out you have cancer?

An extract from‘From Both Ends of the Stethoscope – Getting Through Breast Cancer by a Doctor Who Knows’ by Dr Kathleen Thompson  The word Cancer is evocative in the extreme. When I was a newly-qualified doctor, the medical profession used a series of euphemisms for it. This way, we could talk about a patient’s illness […]

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How Good Things Foundation digital skills is helping the NHS and patients with Cancer

How Good Things Foundation digital skills is helping the NHS and patients with Cancer

As a married mum of 2 young girls, it’s sad to say that we have nursed two of our parents through cancer. My father-in-law Tony, was diagnosed with lung cancer just 3 weeks after his wife, my husband’s mother, had passed away. We had a 2 month old baby & a 2 year old. We […]

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“Bullshit Breast Cancer” let breast cancer patients know that they will never be alone

Mia’s bilateral mastectomy was in 2007, and mine was in 2010.  Numerous times since then, we’ve both had people say to us, “Can’t you just get over it?”, and other similar comments.  We know there are women both in treatment and post-treatment that hear these same words every single day.  We know words like that […]

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How I Cured My Own Breast Cancer With One Simple Trick

How I Cured My Own Breast Cancer With One Simple Trick

First things first – Disclaimer: I was diagnosed at a very early stage.  This article does not, in anyway endorse curing yourself of cancer. My diagnosis In 2013, the day before my daughters 10th birthday I left our holiday in Cambridge to drive back to London for the results of my breast biopsy.  It was confirmed. I had […]

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The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

The Not So Modern Stigma Of Cancer Research: A Scientists View Point

One of several things that impressed me when I started working in cancer research was the fact that there were still some people who would raise an eyebrow when I answered the question “what do you do?” Though most people are supportive and even enthusiastic about cancer research, there remains a small minority who obstinately […]

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Tell Us The Good And Bad Responses That You Have Had From People About Your Cancer

Tell Us The Good And Bad Responses That You Have Had From People About Your Cancer

When we started compiling a book about the good and bad things people can say to you when you have had cancer we didn’t anticipate the huge volume of response. Because of this enormous response we decided to look further before publishing and are asking the questions What are the best and worst thing people said to you when you […]

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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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