The world's cancer awareness day was on Friday 04/02/22. The date is relevant because despite of the difficulties faced by cancer patients and their carers, hope about better times, better treatments and more possibilities is still alive. Please, keep a "realistic optimism" about the things one can control and wisdom to deal with those things … Continue reading World’s cancer awareness day
Your Choice Coach was featured in the Cancer Coaching Community's e-book, "My Life My Way: How coaching enables you to take back your life after cancer" Check out the article, and click through to read the full publication. You can read the full e-book here: CCC E BOOK - compilation V11
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?
Cancer carers and its impact on the economy and society has been identified as a "hidden role". Why? Because although carers are everywhere, in hospitals and surgeries, at home looking after patients and families, fulfilling tasks in communication, financial and health support, etc., only those patients do not have carers seem to really worry about … Continue reading Who cares about the carers?
What's the problem? "The number of people looking after someone with cancer in the UK has soared from around 1.1 million in 2011 to almost 1.5 million today. More than half of carers aren’t getting the support they need and the situation is getting worse. Around 110,000 people in the UK are part of a sandwich … Continue reading Do you know what Carers do for Cancer patients?
What is cancer? "Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime." (Cancer Research, no date) There are also different ways of staging cancer … Continue reading What cancer patients have to face
"The number of people looking after someone with cancer in the UK has soared from around 1.1 million in 2011 to almost 1.5 million today. More than half of carers aren’t getting the support they need and the situation is getting worse. Around 110,000 people in the UK are part of a sandwich generation of … Continue reading If cancer is becoming more generalised, who will care?
The following are quotations from different articles produced by Cancer Research UK, The Guardian and MacMillan Cancer Support: "Anyone can develop cancer, however, the risk of getting it increases with age. Most cases occur in middle-aged adults or older. About 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people 55-years or older." "Cancer is one of … Continue reading How important is and will cancer be for the economy and for you?
Yesterday evening I attended The Other Palace theatre for a very interesting presentation made by Ms Victoria Derbyshire about her journey through cancer. The presentation was funny, engaging, respectful, and very human. She talked about her diary, which she keeps since she was a young girl, and how this diary became a crucial ally in her … Continue reading A journey through Cancer. Victoria Derbyshire (BBC)
Despite of the progress in the treatment of cancer, we are still dealing with the seriousness of the illness and the aftermath of lives affected directly and indirectly by it. Caregivers, being predominantly women, family members or friends, are unaccounted for as a critical source of support to cancer patients everywhere. They are little noticed. … Continue reading Caring about caregivers who help cancer patients. Why are they imperative to patients and the NHS?