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RCOG release: ‘Abnormal bleeding’ strong indication of pre-womb cancer condition, warns new guideline

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued new guidelines about the sign and symptoms of endometrial hyperplasia – an abnormal thickening of the lining of the uterus – which can, in some cases develop into endometrial cancers.
Continue reading “RCOG release: ‘Abnormal bleeding’ strong indication of pre-womb cancer condition, warns new guideline”

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In case you missed it: This week’s “Inside Health” on BBC Radio 4 looks at the relationship between health and exercise, including the relationship between cancer occurrence / recurrence and levels of activity and whether you should rest during cancer treatments.

And there’s also some fascinating new stuff on exercise and joint pain. (Heads to gym..)

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And just incase you imagine you are exempt because you would need to Continue reading “Health and Exercise Inside Special”

Goals or should that be Gaols?!

School’s back and as ever I have a mix of excitement and determination as another new year starts!  Not that I have been to school for some time, but I envy my son going off to join his lovely bunch of friends with the sense of a fresh start.

This feeling of new beginnings in September has been with me since I was about 12 or 13, but it also marks one of the first goals I set myself when struggling with ‘living’ with stage 4 cancer – I decided I would do everything and anything I could, to see that boy of mine start school at 5. As I mark off another year (and that precious boy turns 16 this term), I am aware that this Continue reading “Goals or should that be Gaols?!”

CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!

In Part I of this series, we looked at the symptoms and likely causes of chemo brain and based on this and supporting research, the positive impact exercise and learning will have on improving and retaining your cognitive function. In Part II, we look at other lifestyle factors Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part II: Improve Brain Performance with Diet, Mindfulness and Chewing Gum!”

CHEMO BRAIN Part I: Is there any hope?

It’s 14 years since I received high doses of doxyrubicin and ifosfamide, along with two hormone interventions, for cancer. Unfortunately whilst the chemo wreaked havoc with my body – it didn’t touch the tumours and was stopped after 4 rounds. Aside from a total fog Continue reading “CHEMO BRAIN Part I: Is there any hope?”

Laughing on bad hair days

IMG_1246These might be crap photos but I renounce perfectionism and anyway Katy has demanded more photos. (You should try saying ‘NO’ to her..)

The week before last, I felt a real urge to Continue reading “Laughing on bad hair days”

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the drawWith those wonderful intentions of making someone else’s day, Max and his friend Harrison took off into town – on borrowed bikes – to buy a few things to make Charlie’s birthday special. Descending a hill, then Continue reading “Luck of the Draw”

A Day in the Life of a Middle-aged Neurotic Health Freak

Wake up naturally (to avoid tampering with circadian rhythms)

Attach pedometer

Rush downstairs as its a bit late to start the day – Take aloe vera and probiotics for gut health

Drink cup of green tea for polyphenol content

Back upstairs Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Middle-aged Neurotic Health Freak”

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