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  • Blog Post: Worrying about cancer coming back

    You’ve completed your cancer treatment and are ready to move on with your life and put cancer behind you, but you can’t. Perhaps you feel lost without regular contact with doctors and nurses. Perhaps you feel worried that you’re no longer acting against the cancer. And then there’s...
  • Blog Post: A Household of Incurable Diseases

    Things seem calmer in camp ginger on the relationship front. Since I promised to try not to be so snappy and he promised to stop making 'jokes' about me being tired and useless everything seems better. Obviously talking is the key to this grown up lark. Loki (the kitten) went back to the vets...
  • Blog Post: Top tips for coping with radiotherapy

    I am a therapy radiographer who has been involved in delivering radiotherapy, education and research. My top tips have evolved from listening to the questions that patients have asked, dealing with their problems during treatment, and from talking to colleagues. Visit the radiotherapy department before...
  • Blog Post: If the Haematologist is Santa...

    What does that make the radiologist? Chief fryer? King of all things butt-kicking!? Cancer Killer Extraordinaire? I'd be lying through my teeth if I said I wasn't a little apprehensive about my assessment for radiotherapy tomorrow but equally it's another step forward and there is no downside...
  • Blog Post: Making choices about your treatment? Compare hospitals online

    My Cancer Treatment is a new website for England to help you make informed choices about your treatment. We’ve all heard of price comparison websites – this is the same idea, but it lets you compare NHS hospitals and cancer services. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, have you...
  • Blog Post: The Gift of Radiotherapy

    Yep you heard me, I am bloody thrilled! I had my appointment with the haematologist this morning (not that I keep banging on about it or anything) and went through the results of the tests. They took more blood but I guess that's part of their interest so why not. My lovely haematologist told...
  • Blog Post: Side effects webchat – Tuesday 6 May

    Nurse Kate and pharmacist Lizzie will be in our chatroom on Tuesday evening to answer your questions about the side effects of treatment. Cancer treatment can cause many different side effects, including nausea, hair loss, fatigue and mouth problems. What side effects you get will depend on your treatment...
  • Blog Post: What questions should you ask your medical team?

    When you get the news you have cancer, it can be hard to take in anything else. So many people say that everything afterwards is a bit of a blur, and they don’t remember anything else they’ve been told. You may have a million and one questions to ask before treatment – or you may...
  • Blog Post: Update

    well one might say it has been a successful day for me today. Have arranged a couple of socials and visits, had a visitor, had a phone call from a good friend (very difficult to express feelings this way - blog much easier), made headway on additional food via mouth (including a stab at some tuna and...
  • Blog Post: TechnoJoy

    Have just Sussed out how to add to my blog via my new iPhone so expect a long post tomorrow. Generally speaking I am physically feeling better but reliant on my brilliant wife to look after me due to med requirements and not being able to drive etc. am oh so conscious that I am not communicating by voice...