Oncology

What They Don't Tell You About Getting Cancer at 22 Years Old

Sam Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

My cancer has made me a more anxious person, compared to the incredibly confident young woman I was before. Nothing ever worried me. Now I get upset easier. I've had a big reality check. But I'm working, I'm living my life, and as you read this I'll be fulfilling a lifelong dream by travelling around Asia for three months with my best friend. This is what I should have been doing when I left university. This is why I've been so frustrated.

Everybody Poos

Fiona Munro | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

Whilst it was hard to come to terms with at first, I began to realise that this was a result of life enhancing surgery. Would I, if given the chance, turn back time and say 'no wait actually could you just leave that cancer in my bowel I'd rather not have a stoma'? Hell no!

Taking Myself Out of the Statistics

Noa Popovsky | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noa Popovsky

I feel in control, I feel positive, and I feel myself healing. I am happy with my medical choices, but I know that it is equally thanks to my positive attitude, and the spiritual work I am doing in parallel, that I am on my path to healing. I have taken myself out of the statistics, and I am urging you, fellow cancer survivors, to take control, find your cure, and take yourself out of the statistics as well!

Vulval Cancer: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most people have never heard of vulval cancer - perhaps because it is fairly rare and affects less than 1 in 4 women out of every 100,000 in the UK. ...

My Breast Cancer Diary: Surgery And A Bit Of Boob

Laura Price | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Reactions to my breast cancer diagnosis were varied. An older, male, former colleague simply sent a one-line email that said, "Better get the box sets in then." (He has been similarly helpful and supportive ever since.)

Patient Experience Must Not Be a Postcode Lottery

Jagtar Dhanda | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jagtar Dhanda

Earlier this month health secretary Andrew Lansley hailed the 'fantastic' achievements of hospitals across England after the results of this year's national cancer patient experience survey showed three out of five hospital trusts have improved the level of care and support they provide to cancer patients... but it's not the whole story.

Race for Life Raises Awareness for Sarcoma

Holly Alsop | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

Cancer is so prevalent these days that the majority of people will experience the disease either directly or indirectly during their life. Some people experience it first hand and survive, others will have had cancer 'scares', and like Mary Aboagye, many will lose dear friends to the devastating disease.

Doctors 'Failing Cancer Patients', Says Expert

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Doctors are failing cancer patients "far too often" by not spotting other medical problems caused by their treatment, according t...