Cancer Awareness

Because It's Cancer

Samantha Walsh | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

What often happens next is that the common sense part of your brain shouts down the neurotic one, gives it a sharp slap round the face to calm it down, then you push it to the back of your mind and go about your day.

Stop The Blame Game, Genetic Study Shows Most Cancer Is Caused By Random Mutations

Ailsa White | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa White

Three words that shouldn't be attached to a cancer diagnosis, yet I have been repeatedly told by patients that they feel these three powerful emotions - guilt, blame and shame.

10 Things Women Should Know About Gynaecological Cancers

Karen Hobbs | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Hobbs

One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.

Cancer Survivor Responds To 'Black And White' Facebook Challenge With Mastectomy Scar Selfie

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You may have noticed people posting black and white selfies to social media with the caption ‘challenge accepted’. The posts, which are flooding F...

Six Things You Didn't Know About Male Breast Cancer That You Definitely Should

John Newlands | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
John Newlands

My role as a senior nurse on Macmillan's Support Line is to provide information and support to anyone who calls us with worries about cancer. So read on for my top facts about breast cancer in men, the symptoms to look out for and what to do if you think you might be affected.

Cancer Is Not an Old Person's Disease

Jess Terry | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jess Terry

There are many connotations around cancer; that it affects old people and middle aged women. That women only really get breast cancer. That teenagers can't get cancer. However seven young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every day. That's over 2,500 new cases every year, and these statistics don't include relapses of illness.

My Alternative Letter to Santa

Jude Coy | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jude Coy

As a family we've had a tricky twelve months health wise and this Christmas it's made me reassess what is important. So in the spirit of bagging a bargain and getting what I want here is my own letter to Santa.

Talking B*llocks

Alun Pepper | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alun Pepper

So there I was - beer, sofa, TV, and indulging that habit guaranteed to draw looks of disgust and sighs of despair from the fairer sex, but understanding nods of approval from my fellow males. What I didn't realise, was that it was my life in my hands, not just my balls.

My Cancer Journey

Amanda Adams | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Adams

It's funny how just when things are going well life decides to throw in a major curve ball. Well that's just what happened to me, and this is my story. On June 13th 2012 my life as I knew it changed forever. This was the day that I was diagnosed with colon cancer.

No Pain, Everything to Gain - Busting the Myths Around Bone Marrow Donation

Laura Regan | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

When I was a first year at university, I made the mistake of walking away from becoming a stem cell donor and I didn't look back. Please don't make the same mistake that I did. There are so many people out there, including myself, that need your help; and by undergoing a simple, pain free procedure, you could have the chance to proudly say that you saved someone's life.

Stop Glamourising Cancer

Naomi Barrow | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

I'd love it if people who wanted to know the realities of cancer read real accounts of living with cancer, either written by sufferers or those close to them, and if we could dispel these ideas that cancer is all bald heads, cake, trips abroad, and profound moments.

Everything Changes - My Cancer Diagnosis at 21

Laura Regan | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Regan

I was devastated by my diagnosis, and the thought of the long battle ahead terrifies me. No university next year, no normal life, just intense chemotherapy and all of its side effects. But I know that I will fight and I will recover

My Cancer Diagnosis Left Me Unable to Speak to My Loved Ones

Ashley Green | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Green

I explained about the long walk down the corridor, about feeling lonely, feeling sad and feeling guilty for my dad and my brother that they were going to have to go through this again after my mum died of cancer in 2006. And feeling dreadfully sorry that I had to give her bad news.

The Continuing Adventures of Cancer Boy

Jeremy Allen | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Allen

A bit more pain and hanging around and being at the mercy of machines is doable. It's a bit like going on a long tour with a really shit band. The chemo I've done for the last two days is certainly not as bad as my worst hangover was back in the day, but it does feel like the most oppressive jetlag, the plane having flown in from Mars.

Woman Bravely Reveals Devastating Effects Of Sinus Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of the ordeal she went through after developing an aggressive tumour that began to eat away at her face. Now, after undergoing re...

Bollocks to Cancer!

Matt Marchant | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Marchant

I wasn't too bothered about losing a testicle, I didn't feel any less of a man, it was after all trying to kill me, so the quicker it was out the better. Within two weeks it was gone, and there had been no signs of it spreading.

Woman's Graphic Skin Cancer Selfie Raises Awareness Of Sunbed Dangers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Images A woman who used sunbeds up to five times a week has posted a graphic selfie of her skin cancer on Facebook, in a desperate...


Jonathan Deakin | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

I appreciate everything I do now so much more than before. I suppose it is because I am constantly aware of the fact that if things had gone slightly differently then there is a very good chance that I wouldn't be here now.

Take These Words Out of the Dictionary - Revisited

Rosie Choueka | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Choueka

Last November when I was going through treatment for my primary breast cancer I blogged about the top ten words or phrases that, as a breast cancer patient, I feared or loathed the most and wanted removed from the dictionary. In the last few weeks and months since my secondary diagnosis, I've revisited these.

Back in the Game!

Jonathan Deakin | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Deakin

There is unlikely to be a happy ending for me as at the moment my disease is 'incurable'. But I have had a second operation which removed virtually all of the tumour and following a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy I am now having clear scans.

Why Did Angelina Have Her Ovaries And Fallopian Tubes Removed?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after early signs of cancer were detected. The actres...

To Smear or Not to Smear... Why Don't They Have a Choice??!!

Naomi Orme | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Orme

Once upon a time there was a beautiful teenage girl who had everything to live for and a bright future ahead.. Then she began to experience severe abdominal pain and irregular bleeding.. She was sensible and body conscious and went to her doctor immediately.

Husband Of Tony Blair Aide Who Died Of Cancer Invents Breath Test

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The husband of Kate Gross, the aide to Tony Blair who died of colon cancer on Christmas day, has invented a breath test that could detect lung cancer....

I Never Expected to Be Diagnosed With Cancer at Thirty

Amy Williams | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Williams

Up until last spring I had been enjoying life as a healthy gym bunny, always outgoing and taking on everything life had to offer. I had noticed I'd been feeling more tired lately, and had a feeling that something wasn't right - but I never expected to hear the C word.

10 Myths About Cancer (And Why They Are Nonsense)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may be one of the most common diseases in the world, but there are still a number of myths surrounding it that need to be debunked. Can supe...