Living With Metastatic Cancer

When I first got into the social-media sector of cancer, Jo Taylor was one of the first people I connected with and we have been friends ever since. She is incredibly passionate about the work she does, despite the fragility…

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Patients Are Now Out of Patience!

The world is a very different place now we are living with Covid! That certainly includes the cancer sector, which has now been set back many years, by lack of investment and urgency, amongst other things. Including NHS staff, we…

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“Learning To Love Myself Again.”

In the work I do I am used to hearing incredibly moving stories. Every one completely different, involving unique challenges. I often think I was ‘lucky’ to get cancer at the age of 51. Having lived a reasonable life and…

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Why I Must Work Outside The System!

Back in 2008, I realised that I was going to donate whatever time I had left, to help improve life for people living with cancer. There was so much wrong with the ‘system,’ and I knew I had skills that…

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Patients Are Also Experts!

Just before lock-down I was due to be speaking in Madrid at an EBMT conference about the growing need for patient involvement, particularly in research. I was very honoured when The Lancet invited me to write a piece for them,…

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Back To The Biggest C!

I have been really proud to host my ‘open house’ for the last couple of months, but from this week we are back to the ‘Cancer Community!’ Covid19 seemed to sweep away everything in it’s path. It has rightly made…

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Shielding And Forgotten!

Much as we try to deal with one thing at a time, quite frequently life throws us a curved ball! We have never seen anything as destructive as Covid19. It has totally changed our lives and way of living forever.…

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Do You Know An Angel?

I have never viewed what I do as work! It is just such a pleasure to talk to incredible people every day. Running this ‘open house’ session has maintained my focus on other people’s lives. Many doing incredible things for…

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Blind, And Living In Lock Down

In these crazy times, it’s too easy to just think about how our own lives are affected. This is one of the reasons I wanted to run my ‘open house,’ during this period. I spotted a very powerful video by…

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