Cancer, cold weather and fuel payments

It’s freezing so now seems as good a time as any to mention Mamcillan’s campaign to Freeze out Fuel Poverty. According to Macmillan 1 in 5 cancer patients can’t afford to heat their homes.

If you have cancer Macmillan provide a factsheet about help with fuel bills. In the first instance they suggest you [...]


Books on cancer, health and disease

This post is inspired by the announcment of the winner of the first Wellcome Trust Book prize.  The prize is awarded to outstanding works on the theme of health and medicine.  Both fiction and non-fiction books are eligible.  This year the winner is Keeper by Andrea Gillies, it is a non fiction book [...]


Marie Curie Adverts

The nursing charity “Marie Curie Cancer Care” are running a new series of adverts in September. The adverts encourage you to talk to your GP or district nurse if you are terminally ill (dying) from cancer. Marie Curie nurses usually work with people in their last 3 months of life, although there is no [...]