[LIFE/CANCER] #QuestionHealth: the Big C @UCLanBurnley #YouMeBigC

I attended Question Health: The Big C at UCLAN (Burnley) tonight. The panel was hosted by Lauren Mahon (from #YouMeBigC podcast), although Deborah James was sadly unwell (due to cancer treatment), and included a breast surgeon, a Macmillan-focused GP, a palliative care specialist, and a research nurse who had originally been an oncology nurse. Interestingly the entire panel was female…


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You can have a laugh, even with cancer! Great evening on #questionhealth focusing on cancer tonight! #youmebigc

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My attention was brought to the event by fellow members of BRIC (see the public group), and I enjoyed meeting a handful of other members for food beforehand, and sitting together at the event (and asked question 5 of 6 at the event – on the pros/cons of social media in relation to cancer).

The event will be screened on Sky on April 10th – awaiting more information on channel/time, and hoping I can catch it, as it was an interesting range of questions – and I loved the emphasis on quality of life rather than medicalised bodies that should be treated regardless – so would like to re-listen! As the event was being filmed, there was only to be official social media (live), but I’m struggling to find any material aside from:

On a personal note, I saw the radiotherapy team at the Christie again yesterday. The CORE trial has now closed, but I am instead (once the full body scan I have next Tuesday is complete, and ensures that I’m suitable), guaranteed stereotactic radiotherapy on another programme. Chemotherapy, etc. discussions continue, but I’ve been told I can book my trains for my working trip to Bristol!