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  • 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: Has cancer affected your sex life?

    Whether you’re single or in a relationship… whatever your sexual orientation… cancer can have a big impact on your sex life. It might be something you worry about as soon as you are diagnosed, or you may only become aware of changes to your sex life as you go through treatment or...
  • Blog Post: Struggling to talk to those closest to you?

    There’s no doubt that talking about cancer can be difficult. Perhaps you’re reluctant to talk because you don’t know where to start or what to say. If you’re still not sure how you feel about everything, then attempting to talk to your loved ones about it can seem impossible....
  • Blog Post: The best and worst things to say to someone with cancer

    If you or a loved one has cancer, chances are at some point, you’ve watched someone struggle for the right words to say to you – or really put their foot in it with an insensitive comment. Talking about cancer can be hard, but we think it shouldn’t be a taboo. This week is Cancer...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: When someone close to you has cancer

    By Bev in the cancer information development team : When my aunt was diagnosed with bowel cancer , I was shocked and sad, but also frustrated about the situation. I felt guilty because I lived some distance from my family. I desperately wanted to be there to support my mum who was numb with shock...
  • Blog Post: Intro - living with the elephant in the room

    Let me start by saying I have had real reservations about writing a mental health blog. Whilst one side of me fully supports the case that we must all come together to overthrow the taboos around mental health, the other (less developed) side of me finds it all a bit 'teenage cliche'. I am not...
  • Blog Post: Cancer and your sex life

    Have you seen the Macmillan research that’s been in the news this week about cancer and sex ? A survey of women who’ve had breast cancer showed that a third of all women, and half of those under 55, have sex less often as a result of their cancer. And this isn’t a problem restricted...
  • Blog Post: Let’s get talking

    These words are from a recent interview with Katherine Jenkins, in which the world-famous classical singer talked about her experience of supporting her best friend through her cancer journey. I think her statement echoes the thoughts of many who have been affected by cancer and struggled to find their...
  • Blog Post: Living with and beyond cancer – watch The Christie films

    Following our living with the consequences of cancer blog, we’ve seen an amazing group of films created by The Christie Trust , starring patients from The Christie Centre. The With and Beyond Cancer films follow patients’ own personal experiences, and the different issues and challenges...
  • Blog Post: Talking helps

    ‘I found it an enormous relief to be able to talk to someone about my feelings.’ Talking about your cancer may be one of the most helpful and rewarding things you choose to do. Putting fears and feelings into words helps us understand them better and leaves us feeling more in control...
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