Who we helpSadly, Breast Cancer claims the lives of around 12,000 women each year.
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We are delighted to announce that our Patron DJ Lisa Lashes will be taking part in the London to Brighton on Sunday 16 September, raising awareness and funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Lisa told us: “A life changing experience made me get myself into fitness and the only way I’d stick to it was if ...more
A new Cancer Research UK study has estimated that more than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes. It is estimated that behavioural changes could prevent 4 out of 10 cancers in the future. It is important to remember that the causes of cancer are very complex. Through ...more
NHS England has announced a trial of 10 new ‘one-stop shop’ cancer diagnosis centres that aim to guarantee a diagnosis within two weeks of the patient’s first appointment. The trial is supported by Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Some cancers start with very unspecific symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, appetite loss, tiredness, sweating ...more
A fascinating article in last weekend’s Guardian was titled ‘No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?’ It talked about how people are increasingly wary of touching others because of the risk of being thought inappropriate and that the incidence of people reporting being lonely is increasing year by year. Professor McGlone, Professor ...more
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote health and wellbeing and is one of the most common complementary therapies to be offered to patients in breast cancer clinics and hospitals. There are more than 400 essential oils and these are mode from flowers, fruit, seeds, leaves, roots or bark of certain plants. Aromatherapists ...more
We have just TWO spaces left in our charity (small) group sky dive taking place on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Brackley airfield, just 15 miles north of Oxford. Come and join our very own Lisa Allen as she jumps alongside the Mayor of Hounslow and take on this incredible challenge which will give you ...more
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been collaborating with NHS England on a project called the Chemotherapy Dose Standardisation initiative. In the past, intravenous chemotherapy drug doses have been calculated for individual patients based on weight or body surface area (BSA). Making up the chemotherapy individually for each person takes a lot ...more
Many cancer patients show some or high levels of anxiety during cancer treatments, which can influence their pain perception, disturb their sleep patterns and enhance nausea. Anecdotal evidence suggests that patients receiving complementary therapies cope better with their illness, cope better with their treatment and feel better supported. Many cancer charities offer the services of ...more
The research aims to investigate how aspects of exercise are linked to making life changes in cancer survivors, with the hope that the results can increase knowledge of the role of physical activity in quality of life in cancer survivors. The University of Exeter are inviting individuals between the ages of 18-65, who have completed cancer ...more
There has been publicity in recent years about the possibility that aspirin may reduce cancer risk but a number of questions remain. Cancer Research UK is beginning a study that will hopefully answer some of those questions. Previously, an observational study done by researchers at Cardiff University and the University of Cambridge indicated that everyday use ...more
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