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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: just somewhere to start

    Daddy was diagnosed with cancer in June 2012. Initially we thought it was just in his kidney. To cut a long stort short its not, its RCC which has spread to his lungs, and brain and recently been told its in his lymph glands. His brain is the worst affected with multiple tumours. He had whole brain radiotherapy...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Life as the partner of someone with cancer, by Ripley

    Ripley is an Online Community member and also has her own blog, Boyfriend with a Brain Tumour . She shares her experience of living with a partner with cancer - and explains why it's important to make time for yourself. My fiancé Bernd was diagnosed with brain cancer four months ago...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week webchat: Transcript

    For our Cancer Talk Week webchat, we were joined by Sue Parkes from Relate to answer all your questions on how cancer has affected your relationships with friends, family and partners. If you’d like to read up on this topic, we have lots of information in our Relationships and Communications section...
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