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by pennycsf
Sat May 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Cancer Information and Support
Topic: Cementoplasty
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Cementoplasty

Apparently this interesting procedure is better known in UK circles as Vertebroplasty

Does that ring any bells with anyone? Any information gratefully received.

Penny
by pennycsf
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Going through diagnosis (breast cancer)
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Going through diagnosis (breast cancer)

Hello Doris, Thanks for your message and cancer is a scary word whether it has been finally diagnosed or not. Don't worry, you are not reacting in any way strangely. And being in France, as you say, makes things more complicated as the paperwork and procedures are different to the UK. Here you usual...
by pennycsf
Fri May 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Coping and support
Topic: Cancer and fatigue, long term after effects of treatment
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Cancer and fatigue, long term after effects of treatment

This is an interesting article (in French, I'm afraid) about the longer term effects of cancer treatment and associated fatigue.

https://theconversation.com/comment-mie ... cer-108386
by pennycsf
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Cancer treatment
Topic: Proton Beam therapy comes to UK
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Proton Beam therapy comes to UK

And here is a success story extracted from an article in The Times for this relatively new form of treatment: Lucy Brown: A cutting-edge cancer therapy saved my daughter April 29 2019, 12:01am, The Times I had never considered that children’s cancer could occur in my family. It’s something that happ...
by pennycsf
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Could reading DNA help target trials for advanced cancers?
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Could reading DNA help target trials for advanced cancers?

Blood samples taken from patients with advanced cancers has enabled researchers to point a patient to a suitable clinical trial. CRUK says: When a patient’s cancer stops responding to available treatments, clinical trials could provide new options. But only if there’s one available. Our scientists i...
by pennycsf
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: MOVING FORWARD - a social and support group for the bereaved
Topic: Dying Matters, a useful website on dying and bereavement
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Dying Matters, a useful website on dying and bereavement

Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Here is the link:

www.dyingmatters.org/overview/about-us
by pennycsf
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Thoughts from a cancer patient
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Thoughts from a cancer patient

The article below is one woman's view of her breast cancer treatment and the effect it has had on her and her life. Interesting.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... takes-away
by pennycsf
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Latest bowel cancer study and red meat links
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Latest bowel cancer study and red meat links

A new study looking at the incidence of bowel cancer and the likely incidence on those born after 1960 has been published. Bowel cancer is one of the three most common cancers and the study indicates that eating too much red and processed meat can impact on risk. The study was co-funded by CRUK and ...
by pennycsf
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Factual information
Topic: Latest News from the British Embassy
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Latest News from the British Embassy

The British Embassy has published more information about Brexit through its Newsletter "Voisin Voices". This is a short extract: The British Government continues to seek a way in which the UK can leave the EU in an orderly manner and without undue delay. In the meantime, the French Government is pub...
by pennycsf
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Factual information
Topic: Fact sheets from the EU on rights after Brexit
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Fact sheets from the EU on rights after Brexit

These fact sheets, found at the link below, supply answers to many of the questions which UK citizens will be asking. They include rights relating to travel from UK to Europe, as well as rights to live in the EU. There are also fact sheets for those EU citizens living in the UK. https://ec.europa.eu...

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