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
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
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?
"People with cancer have also shown me the phenomenal internal resources that reside in our nature for copying, resilience and finding meaning. (...) until I had the privilege of working with people who had cancer, listening to them, and observing their personal power in the face of suffering, I had no clue really, no real … Continue reading “Finding your way through Cancer”
Last night, BBC's aired their new documentary The Big C & Me. Hot on the heels of the BAFTA nominated The C Word, starring Sheridan Smith, they continue to tackle this relevant personal topic. The programme follows people living with cancer as they, and their loved ones, deal with daily life over twelve months. It is a frank … Continue reading The Big C & Me
Having lived through the turmoil of cancer diagnosis, the issues surrounding life with this illness is something that is close to our hearts. We offer specific coaching and counselling services to women and their carers throughout the different phases of cancer. Whether this be reconnecting with your life and forging a new one, learning how … Continue reading A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER