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by pennycsf
Tue May 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Breast cancer
Topic: Just diagnosed
Replies: 35
Views: 3100

Re: Just diagnosed

Dear Cheryl, I am so sorry that you find yourself in this position and we will do our best to give as much assistance and support as we can through this forum. Before replying, I have contacted the closest association to Nantes which is CSF Nord. Although they have people in Brittany and Normandy th...
by pennycsf
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Lung cancer - positive news
Replies: 1
Views: 3612

Lung cancer - positive news

Lung cancer remains one of the biggest cancer killers. Two important studies published yesterday, funded by Cancer Research UK, are throwing new light on the progress of the disease and its treatment. Below you will find a report on the study which is charting the genetic progress of lung cancer tum...
by pennycsf
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Coping and support
Topic: Re: The Carer
Replies: 13
Views: 2162

Re: The Carer

What a pleasure to read that both your husband and son are doing well and both health systems have come up trumps (hmmmm maybe not a suitable word these days!) I can't believe OH was 4 years ago. :) You don't say how YOU are!!!!!!!!! I do hope you are managing to get your life back on an even keel a...
by pennycsf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Documents
Topic: Touchlines - the CSF quarterly magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Touchlines - the CSF quarterly magazine

Touchlines has been moved into the section of the Forum dedicated to CSF. You will find it here:


Happy reading!!! :)
by pennycsf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Touchlines
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 302

April 2017

As you will see from this edition of Touchlines, our Founder, Linda Shepherd, sadly passed away at the age of 64 as we were going to press. A full tribute to Linda will appear in the next edition in July. In this edition, together with the usual round up of association news, you will find an interes...
by pennycsf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: What IS Cancer Support France?
Topic: CSF in the BBC pensioners' magazine!
Replies: 0
Views: 328

CSF in the BBC pensioners' magazine!

One of the biggest challenges facing CSF is becoming known to those who may need information and/or support in the future. The best we can do is advertise our existence and what we do as widely as possible. One CSF member is also a retired BBC employee and suggested that we contacted the editor of t...
by pennycsf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: MOVING FORWARD - a social and support group for the bereaved
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 1
Views: 698


After the loss of your partner and, as time goes by, those of you who know, will understand the sheer aching loneliness that comes with losing that other half of you. Of course we have our friends and family, but sadly nobody can replace that feeling of being home alone in an empty house which has a...
by pennycsf
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: In Memory
Topic: A poem to Linda from Hagar and friends
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: A poem to Linda from Hagar and friends

I found the funeral service very moving, especially the tributes from Hagar and the French lady. It isn't easy to stand in front a packed church at such an emotional time, they did very well, as of course did Andy. Linda would have been proud, let's hope she was looking on!
by pennycsf
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: A poem to Linda from Hagar and friends
Replies: 3
Views: 460

A poem to Linda from Hagar and friends

Linda's friend, Hagar, decided to dedicate a poem to Linda's life. She asked her friends for memories of Linda and then composed this tribute which she read out at Linda's funeral last week. Here is an extract, you can download the full poem below, a very fitting tribute: .............And now I am s...
by pennycsf
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: Co-Founder Cancer Support France and our lead trainer
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Co-Founder Cancer Support France and our lead trainer

(Copied from post by Karen of CS H-V in the Regional noticeboard) Linda Shepherd 20 August 1952 - 23 March 2017 Linda Shepherd was an amazing lady. She moved to France at the beginning of 21st century with her husband and at her first mammogram they found a tumour. She went through extensive treatme...

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