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by pennycsf
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Womb/Ovarian/Uterine/Endometrial cancer
Topic: Talcum powder scare
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Talcum powder scare

Johnson & Johnson, the well known makers of talcum powder for babies and adults, have recently been sued successfully in America on the basis that talcum powder caused ovarian cancer. J & J re appealing that decision. In the meantime, there have been various studies which show no clear link ...
by pennycsf
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer

I'm pleased I posted it, Karen, the more who are aware the better! There are some quirks, I believe, because the law relates to calculating the date from the end of active treatment. In BC, as an example, if someone has chemo, radio and then hormonotherapy, the date is counted from the end of the ra...
by pennycsf
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer

In case you don't know, since 2017 there has been a law in France which entitles former cancer patients or those in remission NOT to admit to their cancer. This is called the Droit d'oubli and relates to those who have been out of active treatment for 10 years (5 years for young people). If you are ...
by pennycsf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Hair cut raises wig money
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Hair cut raises wig money

Did you know that you can raise money to help those with cancer in France by selling your hair? The French charity, Solidhair, collects and sells hair to wig making companies which use real hair. The money collected is then used to help those in financial need to have a good quality wig. The state d...
by pennycsf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3287

Re: Just diagnosed

Hello Gina,
How are you now? Wondering if the swelling is under control and you are feeling less sick. Do drop a line when you can.
Penny
by pennycsf
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Womb/Ovarian/Uterine/Endometrial cancer
Topic: New insights into ovarian cancer
Replies: 0
Views: 289

New insights into ovarian cancer

This interesting research may now help in better understanding of ovarian cancer and its genetic links.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43031571
by pennycsf
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Chemo
Topic: Headgear - CSF discount
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Headgear - CSF discount

The company, Annabandana, produce headwear for those struggling with thinning hair or hair loss after and during chemotherapy and also at other times. Based in UK, they are happy to supply their scarves and other items to France. In addition, they have offered a 10% discount on orders over £25 to pe...
by pennycsf
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Australian cancer shop - sun and other advice and products
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Australian cancer shop - sun and other advice and products

This website has a good selection of products to help protect from the sun as well as hats for chemo patients and other clothing. It also has plenty of sensible advice. Although these items are made and distributed in Australia, they do deliver abroad. https://www.cancercouncilshop.org.au/?utm_sourc...
by pennycsf
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Unsatisfied? How to complain
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Unsatisfied? How to complain

I have been asked by a Forum reader to pass on her experience after an unhappy event with a doctor. Here it is: I would like to recommend the process of complaining about medical treatment. I had an incident where a hospital doctor seized hold of my clothes roughly to pull them aside. without asking...
by pennycsf
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Cancer treatment
Topic: Proton Beam therapy comes to UK
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Proton Beam therapy comes to UK

This interesting article reveals that high tech proton beam therapy is now available in Manchester. Until now people needing this were being sent to Switzerland and the USA. You will be relieved to learn that this treatment has been available in France at the Institut Curie in Paris since 1990 and a...

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