Tips for Talking to Teens about Cancer

How do you talk to teens about cancer?  The teenage years are historically filled with emotional ups and downs, add to this the knowledge that a family member has cancer and things can become particularly difficult. Millions are spent on cancer research every year and significant inroads in…

The Menopausal Journey

How do any of us pinpoint that moment on our menopausal journey when we know we need to ask for help?  Mine was the receipt of a white flag email from my husband.  The over riding sentiment was that he loved me, the under lying one was that…

Restoring Body Positivity with Cancer

What does body positivity mean to you?  At it’s most basic it’s about self-acceptance and self-care, but the way we view ourselves as individuals is embedded in a range of feelings, both physical and emotional, guaranteeing that no one view will be the same. Throw cancer into the…

Life On The Other Side – Post Surgery

Every cancer diagnosis and treatment plan is unique.  There is no one size fits all solution, but where possible surgery is invariably the first port of call whatever your type.  Cancer is after all a disease and left untended will grow and spread like a predatory weed. This…

A Midlife Cancer Crisis

A cancer diagnosis over Christmas and New Year has turned my world upside down and it will never be the same again. This time last year I was in party planning overdrive preparing for my 50th birthday celebrations and flying the platinum flag for being fifty and fabulous.…

The Big C – A Personal Story

Twelve years ago my mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer and told to make the most of the next six months.  She was just shy of her 60th birthday and in cancer years this was considered to be young. My husband and I had just celebrated our marriage…