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by pennycsf
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Droit d'oubli - no need to admit cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 294

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: 294

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: 356

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: 4718

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: 497

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: 566

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: 552

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: 387

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: 502

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...
by pennycsf
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Touchlines
Topic: January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 730

January 2018

To welcome in the New Year, you will find the first edition of Touchlines 2018 below. After the retirement of Peta as editor, Margaret, who was the previous editor, has stepped back into her old shoes with renewed vigour. Many thanks to Peta for all her work and to Margaret for taking up the challen...

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