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?

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If cancer is becoming more generalised, who will care?

"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?

How important is and will cancer be for the economy and for you?

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?

Caring about caregivers who help cancer patients. Why are they imperative to patients and the NHS?

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?