Why Does Society Disable Us?

Disability Discrimination

There was one thing that struck me after trying to pick up my life post-cancer. That was the amount of discrimination I started to face. Everywhere I went to for help was of course interested in my newly acquired ‘disability.’…

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Why Our Healthcare MUST change!

Exhausted nurse

As months turn into years, I’m despairing at the lack of attention given to our healthcare in general. But of course, cancer in particular. Naturally, a lot will be laid at the door of covid, rightly so! But behind that…

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Failing Cancer Systems Are Killing Us!

Unfortunately, this is not just a sensational title to draw you in to read this post. That is not how I work! As I’m sure you are all aware, my blogs are all drawn from my own personal experiences of…

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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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