What is important when we have to face cancer?

What is important when we have to face cancer? “Following the death of BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Rachael Bland at the age of 40, a swell of support and condolence messages have been posted on social media. Her podcast, You, Me and the Big C, which she co-presented with Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, … Continue reading What is important when we have to face cancer?

To talk or not to talk. That is a C question.

Most cancer patients face the question about when, to whom and what to say regarding their condition. This happens from the very beginning... even before diagnosis has been confirmed. Just receiving the news about the need to have further tests to discard the illness is worrying enough for the affected person to wonder whether she … Continue reading To talk or not to talk. That is a C question.

Children looking after parents… How difficult could it be?

The Old Vic is showing a very emotional play at the moment. “A Monster Calls” is a brief story of a boy, Conor, whose mum is very sick with cancer. He is looking after himself and his mum, he is also bullied at school and isolated from the rest of the world as a consequence … Continue reading Children looking after parents… How difficult could it be?

What happens after treatment?

The above is one of the main questions that cancer patients and caregivers have when the treatment is progressing satisfactorily. What happens after? Many patients and their carers expect that life will revert to “normality”, this is, going back to where everything was before the cancer diagnosis. Going back to the job and responsibilities. Going … Continue reading What happens after treatment?

Cancer from a caretaker’s viewpoint: not an easy task.

The role of a caretaker is quite important in the life of any patient, and particularly for any cancer patient. When a person is faced with the news of cancer, the immediate reaction is the overwhelming feeling that this could be a matter of life and death. The whole life of the individual goes up-side-down. … Continue reading Cancer from a caretaker’s viewpoint: not an easy task.

Cancer and Obesity

According to the statistics and information published today by Cancer Research, obesity may cause cancer (BBC 26/02/18, "Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'. Available on line at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43195977?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c40rjmqdl3jt/obesity&link_location=live-reporting-story). This particular cause of cancer has been researched in the past. The concern is not new. Other sources have published studies and statistics about it for a … Continue reading Cancer and Obesity