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Living with remission

I have titled this post ‘Living with, rather than in, remission’, as I feel that there is a big difference between the two. To explain that further, I have taken a dictionary definition of the word remission, in a cancer context.…

Cancer support using social media

This week has been an absolutely incredibly busy and fulfilling time. I have spent my week, communicating with people around the world. I have spoken to patients, charities, complementary therapists, cancer service providers, media people, volunteers and NHS professionals. Most…

Facing fear and feeling free

Not only, during my many hospital visits, but in most other life situations, I am a ‘people watcher’. A lot of my friends tell me they do the same! I find other people so interesting,how they all react differently to…

Cancer Patient Experience in the N.H.S

I have spent the last few days, looking through various reports, written about the Department of Health’s National Cancer Experience Survey. If I am honest, I am not really a report type of guy, but anything that talks about ‘Patient Experience’…

Finding strength from adversity

Without fail, in every week, I meet people that totally amaze me. In my work,it is mostly people affected by cancer, but there are also lots of other people,who have different issues, which they are struggling to deal with. One of my favourite sayings…