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 […]READ ARTICLE
Personal Experiences With Cancer
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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. […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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 […]READ ARTICLE
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