Archive for the #never2young Category

Young people deserve better cancer support!

Young people deserve better cancer support!

My favourite area of work is with young people, and there are two main reasons for this. The first is that I just love the enthusiasm and energy from this group, but secondly, I am genuinely shocked, at how little support is available, and I want to make some noise about this! By chance, I have spent the last week, involved with some young people. I have attended a presentation by Shine Cancer Support and was privileged to meet several, vociferous people. I also met many young people raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support #CoffeeMorning. Since then I have been in regular contact, with others that have found me through Twitter. Experience shows me that, services are ok, if you are very young, teenage, or ‘middle age’ but the group of 20s 30s,and 40s is largely forgotten.

The blogging revolution in healthcare

The blogging revolution in healthcare

Several blogs ago I mentioned that my diary was mostly empty and I was enjoying it that way. My major professional engagements were successfully completed, and it was now time to review my strategy for the rest of the year.Emails and phone calls then came along, with some varied and exciting opportunities, which set my juices flowing, so I am back in the game! I have chosen today’s subject, as a lot of the opportunities that are coming around for me,are linked in some way to my blog. Many more people are aware of what I do now, because of the power of the internet. It is such an effective method of communication. Anyone who wants to know my story, or what I am currently working on, just has to check

#never2young bowel cancer, Hayley’s story

#never2young bowel cancer, Hayley's story

One of the great benefits of social media, is that that you can see a lot of up to date information quickly. With Twitter and this blog, I am in contact with people around the world, not just involving blood cancers, and stem-cell transplants, but many others too. I enjoy keeping up with other aspects that I may not be quite so familiar with. Over time, it seems that I have connected with a lot of people affected by bowel cancer, and I am benefiting from their knowledge and support. Just over a week ago, my Twitter time line went crazy with a new campaign, #never2young. It was raising awareness about early diagnosis in young people. Bowel,is the 2nd biggest cancer killer in the UK, and like many, it is