A Cancer Story From Australia

Ceara Rickard

Nobody wants to join the Cancer Community but once a member, many of us have found and given support over the years. I’m fortunate and get to speak to people across the globe. It’s interesting to see how much we…

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Why Cancer Language Really Matters!

The Power family

There is still so much to learn about how we communicate regarding cancer. A big part of my work is raising awareness of how common cancer actually is in our lives. How we must learn to adapt the way we…

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Urgent Help Please (UK only)

Camera filming a female

The BBC is looking at cancer and delayed treatment times. Have you been, or are you currently waiting more than 2 months to start your cancer treatment? You would need to be filmed, and the programme will be broadcast next week. This will be…

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Where Is The Cancer Cash Going?

Money being flushed down the toilet.

To think I was worried about the lack of publicity for cancer, as the UK tears itself apart! Finally, it’s appearing again, but not in any positive way. How could it? Practically no attention paid to the disease for at…

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The Importance Of Humour!

Two ladies smiling

This post was prompted by some quite acidic responses I saw on Twitter, to an account that uses humour frequently in their conversations. We are certainly living in crazy times. It is natural that a lot of anger and frustration…

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Should We Increase Cancer Screening?

mammogram in process

Logic of course tells us that we should be doing more, by improving, and increasing our cancer screening programmes. If you are one of those many people whose life has been saved by early screening, you will of course be…

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The Problems, And Changes I Would Make

Running out of road to solve problems

Wherever you look there are problems in healthcare. It is difficult to isolate cancer from the failing system of course. My views have been consistent since I started writing. The cancer sector in it’s current form will never solve the…

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Forget How Healthcare WAS!

Man looking in the mirror at his younger self

Crazy as this sounds, but I am so grateful that my cancer journey started in 2007. Although much has changed since then, I believe that the risk to the patient is now worse. The state of healthcare anywhere in the…

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Now It’s Very Personal!

Angry face

After living fifteen years with my own cancer, including working twelve with everyone else’s too, I thought I might be unshockable. However the last few weeks have left me shaken emotionally. Firstly, one of our long-term friends was diagnosed with…

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My Recent A+E Experience

On this occasion it was with my son. Who like many of us and tried his best to stay away from our GP. He had a bloodshot eye, which was getting worse. Of course it got so bad that he…

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