Our researchers have put their effort into finding what we feel is the best and latest information there is available. We have included links to many websites which offer some excellent detailed content and references to research from the UK and the US. We have included American research because they spend nearly 10 times as much on research compared to the UK every year, and there is a depth of information on the impact of exercise, diet and other therapies on cancer.
Getting diagnosed is a real shock to the system which is why we are developing this toolkit to help you get over the fear and regain some control of the reins at such a difficult time. There is no easy way to put it, cancer is a devastating blow, one that takes time to work through.Read more
In the last forty years, cancers 10 year survival rates have doubled from 24% to 50% – there is a huge variation between types of cancer and individual cases but this can also vary person to person. Studies in the US have shown that simply understanding what is happening and what can happen can really help you manage stress and stay positive.
As you are the most important person, you need to focus on yourself. Helping you to find balance means everyone around you benefits.Read More
Family does not need to be blood, some friends and colleagues can be just as important as your family. This section will help you and them.Read More
Something we need to ensure does not add more stress to the situation. Getting cancer and getting over cancer can cause money related worries – this can help you plan aheadRead More
Time is equal to all but this sections will help you get the most from it. Ensuring you live in the present and reduce the stress of tomorrow.Read More
It is imperative that you have confidence at stressful times. Ensuring you can trust the medical advice you’ll receive, will make a huge benefit to you.Read More
The NHS runs a regular program to look for signs of breast cancer and two years prior to my discovering a lump in my right breast I had already had one ‘scare’ arising from that programme. I went to our GP without delay and she packed me off to the Nuffield hospital for a mammogram. The result came back quite quickly, in the following week as I recall, confirming my fears. I felt numb at first and then very frightened. I was aged 52 at the time.