Cynical, Or Public Interest?

I rarely start my posts with a video, but this one is different, as you need to see the discussion point first! The things I see in the cancer sector have almost made me immune to the very tasteless advertising…

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Retiring And Preparing To Die At 41

Clair Fisher

Yes this title is a strong one. But I am continually shocked at how many more younger people are being affected by cancer. I recently spoke to a young lady of 36 who has stage 4 bowel cancer. Maybe this…

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Authenticity, Integrity And Honesty!

This week I had an interesting conversation about the future of charities. Of course the world is changing incredibly fast and I have to ask if they will still exist in their current form once the dust from Covid has…

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Vaccines, From A Gp’s Perspective!

It’s important to me that this blog is as current as it can be, in these incredibly fast moving times. As always there is a lot being talked about vaccines, much not true. I wanted to bring to you the…

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Is “Stay Positive” Helpful?

One of the greatest joys I find with this site, is sharing other people’s experiences. As we mention frequently, everyone’s cancer experience is totally unique. So it is always helpful to hear from others and understand how they are impacted.…

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What Have We Learned From 2020?

Every day is a learning day, I have always believed. From both good and bad experiences we can take something that will help us in the future. But at the age of 64 I never thought that I would see…

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Healthcare Is All About Teamwork!

Since Covid has entered our lives we have all had to find new ways of working. Life has also shown us how much we had previously undervalued key roles in our society. After all where would we be of course…

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Be Prepared For Your Consultation!

These days, it seems to be a relief just to get an appointment with your GP or hospital. It is therefore important to make the best use of that time, for both parties. The importance of preparation can never be…

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The Elephant In The Room

When I was first diagnosed back in 2007 most things physical were discussed with me before I started treatment. I say discussed, there was no option for me. I had to have the treatment or I would have died within…

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Life As A GP On The ‘Front Line’

Things are changing so quickly now, and I thought it was important to hear from a GP in this crisis. I have seen mixed comments about what is happening around the country. I want to thank Dr Simon Hodes (@DrSimonHodes)…

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We Laugh And Cry Together

This post is dedicated to the incredible Sean O’ Brien RIP I was asked recently what has been my most positive experience since nature enrolled me into the ‘cancer club.’ There was no hesitation with my reply which was, “the…

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How Can I Help You?

As time has gone on and our lives are becoming much more complex, I have found that my work is getting much busier. Of course the cancer campaigning has increased. But I’m finding that my private messages are filling up…

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