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The emotional impact of cancer

The emotional impact of cancer

Well, this week has been a really crazy one! Since winning the award last week, much back slapping has been done, and it has slightly taken my focus from my regular work. I have found it difficult to keep up with people wanting to communicate with me, and concentrate on my cancer work. However, now a lot of the early excitement has calmed down, life is beginning to get back to normal, and I can focus once again, on what is really important. Since the increase in publicity for my work, I have been contacted by people around the world, and excitingly, from people in Bangladesh, and Africa, where the financial issues of cancer care, are a major problem. In all instances, they were talking about the lack of support for people

How do you deal with your cancer?

How do you deal with your cancer?

Well, my previous post, where I was discussing the issues of survivorship, has become the most read, of all my pieces. It has provoked so much discussion throughout social media, which is very pleasing. Through this blog, I try and publicise issues, that people may find difficult to talk about. Also, our healthcare providers tend to ignore them, as there is not really a positive solution. I speak from my experiences as a current patient who is having treatment and spending a lot of time in the system. My pieces are up to date and based on what is actually happening. You may be reading plenty of reports from different areas, but I can tell you exactly what is happening now. My subject this week is about the contrasting ways