Chemotherapy

Meet The Cancer-Fighting Gran Who Knitted Herself Some Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We couldn't even begin to imagine how tough it must be - both mentally and physically - going through chemotherapy. But then there's the finally cherr...

'Lynda's Decision To End Chemotherapy Would've Empowered Her'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lynda Bellingham's decision to end chemotherapy treatment would've given her a huge "sense of empowerment", according to the chief executive of a lead...

What Lynda Bellingham's Cancer Journey Can Teach Us

Karin Sieger | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

She has been described as a national institution. Many of us have grown up with her, have been entertained, made to think and continue to be impressed by Lynda Bellingham's bravery. What can she teach us now at the end of her life?

These Tiny Robots Can Literally Attack Cancer Cells

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

Researchers have revealed that they're working on a tiny nanoparticle called a 'nanoporphyrin' which can diagnose and attack cancerous tumours. In ...

'Kick In The Teeth' For Prostate Cancer Patients

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK

A decision not to offer a life-extending prostate cancer drug to sufferers on the NHS until after they have received chemotherapy is a "kick in the te...

This Woman Froze Her Head So She Wouldn't Lose Her Hair After Chemo

SWNS | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman undergoing treatment for cancer endured agonising head freezing sessions to keep her hair during chemo - after her daughter begged her not to ...

How Barbie Helps Kids Come To Terms With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coming to terms with cancer is hard for adults, so imagine how difficult comprehending the illness must be for children. But thankfully there's an...

These Women Found A Beautiful Way To Cope With Hair Loss

Barcroft Media | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hair loss can be particularly traumatic for women, who often identify their long locks as a symbol of their femininity and personality. But some br...

A No-Makeup Selfie Too Bare to Bear

Jane Sarluis | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

The very expression 'war paint' is a giveaway that when we wear makeup, we mean business. We're putting forward the best of ourselves, enhancing our assets and concealing our flaws, ready to face judgement. Without it we present a kind of honestly which is much more vulnerable.

Women With Breast Cancer Not Told About Infertile Risks

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Young women with breast cancer are not being told enough about how treatment can leave them infertile, a charity has warned. A survey for Breast Ca...

Why We Must Support the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK
Charlotte Kitley

This is why the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill is so important. This bill will give doctors the opportunity to consider new drugs or techniques that could go on to save the lives of people like me. People who at the moment are written off as incurable, where the best I am offered is a comfortable quality of (shortened) life.

Should You Be Pushy With Your GP? Professor Haslam Thinks So

Karin Sieger | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), says in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that patients should be more pro-active about their health and 'pushier' with their GPs. How realistic is his view, and where does our responsibility towards ourselves as patients start and that of a medical professional end?

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Hope, Laughter and Friendship - What You May Not Expect on a Cancer Ward

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

If you've never been on a chemo ward, you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be full of people hooked up to machines, looking thin, grey, exhausted. And to a degree, you'd be right. We are all hooked up to machines. However, what you perhaps don't expect is the inspiration, comradeship, hope and laughter that spills from the room.

Self-help Strategies to Deal With Chemotherapy

Karin Sieger | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer treatment varies depending on the nature and progression of the disease. It can focus on eliminating cancer tumours and cells, slowing down or stabilising the spread of the disease.

The Personal Crisis of Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people feel that they have been replaced by cancer; that their lives and who they are has been reduced to cancer; that their past achievements, dreams and ambitions no longer count for anything. How to cope? And how do others around us cope?

Amish Girl Denied Chemotherapy For Leukaemia By Parents Has Treatment Restored By Court

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old Amish girl suffering from a life-threatening disease will have her treatment restored by an Ohio hospital, despite her parents’ demand...

Why Being Loved Might Just Save Your Life

Ciaran Devane | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

If I claimed that being in a loving relationship could increase your chances of surviving cancer more than chemotherapy does, how much evidence would you say I needed to back that up? How about a study involving almost three-quarters of a million people?

Blood Pressure Tablet May Fight Cancer By Aiding Chemotherapy Drugs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Commonly-used blood pressure drug losartan could aid chemotherapy by opening up collapsed blood vessels in solid tumours. Scientists have improved ...

Survivor Is Exactly the Right Word

William Davie | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

What really caught my eye about the article was the fact that it used the word "survive". They won't recover from cancer. They will survive it. I know that it was meant in the sense that they won't die from it, but it struck me in a completely different way. From my perspective you don't recover from cancer. You simply survive it if you are lucky.

Could Beta Blockers Boost Effects Of Chemotherapy?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Beta blocker drugs, normally used for high blood pressure, could enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapies in treating neuroblastoma, a type of chil...

Yippee, I'm on the Final Straight of Cancer Treatment! So Why Do I Feel Like Crap?

Laura Price | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Only, hang on... Why do I feel more depressed than I've felt at any point during my eight-month cancer journey? Oh, that's right, it's because there is no "final straight" for cancer survivors. Cancer is a life-long journey. It doesn't stop when the treatment ends.

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas Is My Hair Back

Laura Price | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Dear Santa, I never imagined I would spend most of the year fighting breast cancer. Please bring me a full head of hair in 2013 and a cancer-free future for me and all those I love!

'I Had No Choice, My Son Was On A Radiotherapy Conveyor Belt'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

A woman who ran away with her seven-year-old son to stop him having cancer treatment said she had "no choice" because she felt she was on a "conveyor ...

Ten Things I Like About Cancer

Laura Price | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

The whole experience has brought me closer to my family, it's made me reassess what I want from life and it has made me appreciate how lucky I am for everything I've got. And all I've lost is a bit of boob.

My Chemotherapy Diary: Part III - The Ice Torture

Laura Price | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Unfortunately, I get myself all worked up before the session and feel sick by association - just the sight and smell of the hospital make me retch and I have to whip my wig off lest I puke all over it. (Advantages of Wigs #103: You don't need anyone to hold your hair back when you're sick.)