Skincare Tips For Cancer Patients

Ruth Romano | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Style
Ruth Romano

We all know about the more common side effects of cancer treatment but perhaps less well known are the effects on skin. The one and only mention of skincare during my treatment was a quick statement by one of the nurses when she said, 'your skin might be more sensitive than usual.' Other than that, there was no advice or further information provided.

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.

Radio Times: How To Fit Radiotherapy In The Christmas School Holidays

Zuzana Brianza | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Zuzana Brianza

I'm not quite sure what my session involves. I did get a package with useful information but between Christmas cards and practicing songs for the school carols service I didn't get around to read it. Nevertheless, looking at the wall display celebrating 100 years of radiography I'm rather relieved the technology has advanced significantly.

Coping With Infertility After Cancer Treatment

Sammy Orchard | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Orchard

Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with womb cancer. I had spent six years trying for a baby, including four years of failed fertility treatment. I had been due to start another round of IVF when tests indicated a problem which turned out to be cancer.

Half Of Brits 'Unaware Of Advanced Forms Of Radiotherapy'

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new health report has revealed that half of people have never heard of advanced types of radiotherapy, while thousands do not get access to the best...

My Final Post

Rosie Choueka | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Choueka

I have spent the past 10 days in hospitals on the edge of London away from home and my darling children, unfortunately declining swiftly. The infection that rendered me low meant that my liver cannot continue to fight the cancer and there is nothing that can be done and I have been told there are now only palliative options for me.

SIRTainly, Madam

Rosie Choueka | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Choueka

I felt both lifted and depressed by the appointment at the same time. The doctor was extremely helpful and comprehensive, knowledgeable and interesting, and most importantly, he treated me like an adult.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Is 'Worryingly' Inconsistent Across UK

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a "worrying" variation in treatment and quality-of-life care provided to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to campaigners. In r...

Could This Treat Cancer More Effectively?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are over 200 different types of cancer, making the disease a complex one to eradicate. But now, new research may have found a way of destroy...

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.

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.

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?

Brain Tumour Boy 'Recovering Well'

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

An eight-year-old boy whose mother failed in a legal bid to stop him having radiotherapy for a brain tumour has spoken for the first time of how docto...

Special Cancer Therapy Comes To The UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer patients who currently travel abroad for a special type of radiotherapy will be able to get it in the UK from 2018. Public health minister A...

How To Spot The Signs Of Prostate Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men, after lung cancer. It is estimated that one in eight men will develop pr...

Boob Tattoos, Five-Centimetre Soup and 66 Grays of Radiation: A Radiotherapy Diary

Laura Price | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Five-centimetre soup? I wonder, as I lie on my back on the radiotherapy machine, arms in clamps above my head and breasts fully exposed to the team of three female professionals and one young male medical student.

High Court Gives Go Ahead For Boy's Cancer Treatment

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

Seven-year-old Neon Roberts can have radiotherapy treatment, following surgery on a brain tumour, against his mother Sally's wishes, a High Court judg...

Decision Day For Sally Roberts' High Court Fight

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK

A woman who does not want her seven-year-old son to have radiotherapy treatment following surgery on a brain tumour should discover today whether she ...

Neon Roberts' Cancer Surgery 'Went Well'

PA | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

An operation on a seven-year-old boy at the centre of a legal dispute over cancer treatment went well, a High Court judge was told today. Neon Robe...

'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 ...

Cancer Boy, 7, Awaits High Court Radiotherapy Decision

PA | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

A High Court judge will today decide whether a seven-year-old boy can undergo radiotherapy treatment following surgery on a brain tumour. Mr Justic...

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.)

Student With Brain Tumour Told By Doctors 'You're Just Homesick'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student who suffered crippling migraines, caused by a life-threatening brain tumour, was told by doctors she was simply homesick. Despite Megan T...

Diary of a Cancer Patient: The End of Treatment, Now What?

Laura Smith | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Smith

So, the good news, I had my final scan and I'm in remission. Its taken a while for it to sink in. I don't know if I ever wholly believed I had cancer in the first place, I just went on autopilot, got through the treatment and got to where I am now.

Breast Cancer Screening – What Does the Future Hold?

Dr Sneh Khemka | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK
Dr Sneh Khemka

At first glance, the case for screening for breast cancer is a no-brainer. Mammography offers the promise of revealing early stage cancer - and the chance to treat it before it becomes more advanced. Treatment involves a partial or full breast removal (mastectomy), and possibly chemotherapy or radiotherapy.