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by pennycsf
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Muscles may help in cancer recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Muscles may help in cancer recovery

This article may be of interest. The associated research study to which it links is also fairly easy to follow. The study took place in the USA over a long time period.

https://www.care2.com/greenliving/stron ... ancer.html
by pennycsf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Coping and support
Topic: The Breast Cancer Cookbook - tried and tested!
Replies: 0
Views: 8

The Breast Cancer Cookbook - tried and tested!

The Breast Cancer Cookbook by Professor Mohammed Keshtgar When my wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the most important things was for her to continue to eat well, with an appetising, nourishing and varied diet to boost her immune system during the long haul of cancer treatment....
by pennycsf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: Trudi Tompson
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Trudi Tompson

Trudi grasped life with vigour and it is with great sadness that I learned of her passing a few short weeks ago. I will always remember her as a lovely, bright, positive, intelligent and funny lady, a delight to be with and an inspiration. I first met Trudi at a CSF coffee morning back in 2013, full...
by pennycsf
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Flu jab and chemo treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Flu jab and chemo treatment

When people are undergoing chemotherapy, their resistant to infection often becomes very low and they need to avoid close contact with anyone who may pass on coughs and colds. Fortunately the flu vaccine does not give you flu, but should someone in mid chemo have the jab? According to Cancer Researc...
by pennycsf
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: Tony Ward
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Tony Ward

Christine and Colin have kindly made a donation to CSF in memory of Tony who passed away recently in France. They say: "Tony was our cousin and very dear friend. We spent many happy times with him during his early life in England and in recent years in France. He will be sadly missed. Rest in P...
by pennycsf
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Womb/Ovarian/Uterine/Endometrial cancer
Topic: Talcum powder scare
Replies: 0
Views: 152

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: 145

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: 145

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: 223

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: 3813

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

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