[CANCER] Treatment 5/6 Have Happened

So, I last blogged in Week 4 of treatment (out of 18, for this first run) ... I rechecked the maths for 18 weeks, which I thought was the week before Christmas, but it's actually w/c 7th December.. so HOPEFULLY (if COVID hasn't messed too much with treatment), I will know before Christmas whether treatment is working or not! We want it to work, because otherwise there's another treatment line that I've run through ...…

[MEDIA] Conversation with @BeckyWant on @BBCRadioManc re Cancer and COVID (and Week 4 of Treatment)

As you may be aware, including from my BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio 4 programmes, one of many things that has been disrupted by coronavirus, is cancer treatment - both initial diagnostics, and the ongoing treatment for those of us with incurable cancer ... Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Manchester Anyway, Friday morning, I was up early to chat to Becky Want (and immediately fell asleep again) at just after 7:10am (go to 1:11, through…

[CANCER] Week 3 of Treatment: Plodding Along

And there we are, another week has passed since I blogged, so I'm now 3/18 treatments of the current plan (before I get scanned, and we see if this drug is doing anything, and if it is, we keep going). Friday/Weekend So, still making sure I get out for that little walk every day (Fri/Sat - with a 'Bear Hug' in the post) - some days it's 1500 steps, some it's more ... all feels…

[CANCER/MEDIA] Talking with @Sarah_Montague on @BBCWorldatOne on @BBCRadio4

This morning I was rung by the production team from World at One, on BBC Radio 4, who had heard my BBC Radio 5 Live piece, and wanted to run something similar. There is a lot of rumbling about the number of people who have missed diagnoses (anticipated 18,000-35,000), and how those with ongoing treatment (such as me) have been affected by COVID and its impact upon health services. (Listen here; Audio file) There's a…

[CANCER/MEDIA] Talking with @StephenNolan, @SaraBainbridge, @NicMurray & @larba74 about Cancer and COVID.

Last night I spoke to Stephen Nolan, along with Sara Bainbridge from Macmillan, and fellow cancer patients Lara Montgomery and Nic Murray (we largely spoke in that order, although there's a bit of interjection), about what it has been like to undergo cancer treatment/progression whilst the pandemic continues, how it has affected diagnostics and treatment, and ultimately, the potential impact upon our prognosis. The interview starts at 31:20, through til 1:00:42 - and although we…
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