[CANCER] How to Help: A practical guide to supporting people undergoing chemotherapy.

A friend of mine is putting together content to be given to friends and family who may be seeking to help out people, like me, who live on their own or are e.g. single parents, but also those seeking to help more widely. She wants to keep the content simple, but would appreciate some feedback on how helpful this seems, especially from those undergoing chemotherapy (what do you want/not want), and as a friend/family what…

[MEDIA] Question Health: The Big C with @UCLan, hosted by @iAmLaurenMahon #YouMeBigC

Question Health: The Big C took place at UCLan, Victoria Mill, Burnley on 6 February 2019. The full debate was broadcast on Showcase, SKY Channel 192 (Free Sat Channel 161) on Wednesday 10 April 2019, 7.00pm-8.00pm. The debate is hosted by Lauren Mahon from BBC 5 Live ‘You, Me and the Big C’. The panel consists of clinicians and academics addressing questions from the audience that cover many aspects of the diagnosis and management of…

#EmptyShelf19: March

This month I've read that: Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You by Kate Gross My rating: 5 of 5 stars I only meant to start this book, but I finished it in one sitting. A really lively book, with much humour and insight into the life of a woman (younger than me) writing near the end of her time. Following hard on reading Rachael Bland’s book, there’s a challenge to live well, to…

[MEDIA] Talking about Faith, Uncertainty and Cancer for @BBCRadio4 for Lent

I have just returned from recording for the BBC Radio 4 Lent Talks, with my episode to be broadcast 27th March 2019 at 8.45pm (when I will link to iPlayer, and post up my script - although note we changed a few words as we recorded).   View this post on Instagram   Done my recording for BBC Radio 4 Lent Talk. #cancer #faith #uncertainty. On 27 March 8.45pm A post shared by Bex Lewis…

[CANCER] Talking to the Oncologist about Treatment Plans on #WorldCancerDay #BusyLivingWithMets

So, today has been a funny day... it's #WorldCancerDay, so social media is full of extra content encouraging us all to be vigilant in looking for symptoms of any kind of cancer, and to keep focusing on funding to be able to provide more treatments. My (new) cancer if I'd had it 10-12 years ago would have been 'I'm sorry, there's not much we can do longterm', whereas now there are a range of very…