Is Cancer Care Worse Due To Covid?

Very recently I was the co-author, with the incredible Roger Tempest, of one of the very few totally independent surveys about the current situation around cancer care in this country. Now we are able to publish the results. It shows…

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We Are Now At The Crossroads!

Not just for cancer but for all healthcare in this country. It’s not that long ago since lockdown commenced, although it seems like a generation. The world has since turned on it’s head in every industry. Whether we like it…

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This Is Failure Not An Achievement!

Those of us affected by cancer appreciate the true value of time. Many during covid have also learned it, plus the fragility of our health. One minute all’s well, the next you can be staring into the unknown. Then relying…

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The Breast Cancer Charity ‘Industry.’

One of the great joys of running this site is that we have wonderful friends around the world. This really enriches our knowledge and experiences. My conclusion is that most issues we have in the UK are common everywhere. One…

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Can We Ever Solve Cancer?

This post follows on from last weeks about the ‘Cancer Conspiracy,’ which was one of the most read in recent months. The more I look into the reasons for the current silence around cancer, the more I see more questions…

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Is There A Cancer Conspiracy?

When I first entered the cancer world I was in shock and just trying to stay alive as long as I could. According to the clinicians that wouldn’t be long. But slowly, living past my ‘use by date’ I knew…

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The Inequality Within Cancer

I would like to thank the incredible Maggie Watts @maggiewatts for sharing her very moving and frustrating story, about the dreadful lack of inaction within the Pancreatic Cancer sector. “Imagine you want a sparkly new outfit but the shop can…

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Cancer Challenges Our Relationships

Our lives have all changed dramatically in the last year or so. Personally I have found that my work has moved into different areas and I’m working much more internationally. As we have seen with the pandemic, the only way…

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“The GP Will Triage You Now”

So much about the way our treatment is delivered, has changed in the last year or so. As always, some for the better and some for the worse. I’m very fortunate that I rarely have to visit my GP, as…

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“The Sympathetic Head Tilt”

Writing about cancer most weeks can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately in recent times there has been very little positive to mention. This is one of the most difficult posts I have worked on. Primarily because I know the incredible Lesley…

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Raising Awareness Is Not Enough!

“Raising awareness” is one of the most common phrases I see amongst cancer organisations. To be honest, I am fed up with hearing it now! We have all been doing it for a long time, but it has produced very…

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It’s Now Or Never!

I don’t think I have ever seen such a period of rapid change in my lifetime. Entire industries that appeared to be at the heart of our world, being wiped out in front of our eyes. Shops, restaurants, and pubs…

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