Living with a tumour is not easy. It’s far from it actually. It’s hard not being able to run around like others, or walk in the sun or go shopping because your bones are too weak or your head suddenly feels like an angry teenager is practicing his drums inside.
Until I had experienced cancer personally I had very little idea of the psychological and emotional issues that would engulf me both during and after my diagnosis. Once I started doing my support work I realise how these were so different for each age group. Initially I was wrapped up
I have always wanted to write a blog post, albeit something a little more adventurous would have been a little better, but my choice in the matter is somewhat limited. Anyways, here goes! My name is Sania Choudhry and I live in Manchester, UK. I was diagnosed with a Craniopharyngioma
Is it possible to share your experience with other people? Can they really understand what having cancer means to you? Do other parents know what it is to have a child ill with cancer? Do clinicians understand their patients? Maybe not completely, however people are capable of incredible empathy. The
Recovery from my cancers was amazing. It was wonderful. I had had the drugs, the physical pain, the emotional anguish and anything else cancer could throw at me! I was ready to get on with living my life. However, with all the good stuff came some bad too. It was
I’ve wanted to do a Mental Health & Cancer blog post for a while. I think they are closely connected and both need addressing together. Being told you have cancer was like a bomb going off in my head and it needed some getting use to. My cancer was doing
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The Youth Cancer Trust is a unique charity based in Bournemouth.
It provides support and free, activity based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 living with cancer or any malignant disease from anywhere in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to 5 years, or are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager.