Cancer Awareness

  • Community News Blog: Self-management for your own health and healthcare

    Close-up of a disabled and Black non-binary person with tattoos cutting green onions with kitchen scissors.

    Managing your own care can be necessary when dealing with a long-term health condition or illness, such as some cancers. It can be overwhelming to think about at first, especially when you might have been recently diagnosed.

    Learning more about self-management for your own health can help you at any stage of your experience with cancer. This can mean understanding your condition and what you might need, decision making…

    • 13 May 2021
  • Community News Blog: Deaf Awareness Week 2021

    Deaf awareness week 2021 written in write over a photo of lots of small green leaves.

    This week (3rd-9th May) marks Deaf Awareness Week 2021, a week where we raise awareness of deafness and the Deaf community as well as the support available for deaf/Deaf people.

    You may wonder why I have written the word deaf with a lower-case d, as well as with an upper- case D. This is because we want to reach out to anyone affected by hearing loss, whether they are part of the Deaf community and identify as a Deaf person (Deaf…

    • 6 May 2021
  • Community News Blog: May is sun awareness month. Let's talk about the sun, sunburn and skin cancer.

    A photo of a cloudy sky, with the sun's rays streaming through.

    We often refer to the sun when talking about happy times. Saying  that sunny days make us feel good or telling someone you hope the sun shines for them. 

    Comments about enjoying the sun can be a double-edged sword, especially for people affected by skin cancer. We should be mindful of this when we're talking to others. We should also remember that sun awareness is a really important issue for us all. 

    UK lockdown rules…

    • 6 May 2021
  • Community News Blog: Let's talk about treatment: sinus cancer and surgery.

    A black and white portrait image of Dan, wearing a patch over one eye.

    Dan (pictured above), known on the site as Defiantlydisfigured, was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the ethmoid sinus in 2012, which is a very rare type of cancer. He underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Dan found support from sharing his story online in blog posts and on social media, and he continues to raise awareness for facial cancers.

    I was 34 and told that I had a large tumour growing inside…

    • 5 Apr 2021
  • Community News Blog: Trans Day of Visibility 2021

    Trans Day of Visibility, or International Transgender Day of Visibility, is a worldwide day to celebrate trans people and raise awareness.

    It’s difficult to know how many trans people in the UK and across the world are affected by cancer. However, we know that trans people may experience inequalities and difficulties in accessing the right healthcare treatment and support. It’s important to seek the right medical help…

    • 31 Mar 2021
  • Community News Blog: ‘I know that there are people out there who care and can help, I’ve learnt to talk, talk and talk’ – John’s story

    'Prostate cancer awareness Month - John's story' written over a photograph of a wintery field at sunset.

    As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, we wanted to reflect today on what this awareness month means. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is a time where we shine a light on the experiences of those who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and also raise awareness, not only of this disease, but also of all the support that is out there for anyone who has been affected by prostate cancer.

    One of the most…

    • 31 Mar 2021