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by pennycsf
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: In Memory
Topic: Linda Shepherd Founder of CSF
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Linda Shepherd Founder of CSF

Linda Shepherd died on Thursday 23rd March 2017 aged only 64. Linda's journey with cancer led her to start the original support group in 2002 to address the needs of those living in France and struggling with the illness in a foreign language. CSF, as it later became, slowly developed and now has 15...
by pennycsf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello all, new here
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Hello all, new here

Hello Caroline and welcome, can you give us a little more information? CSF is an association that provides support to anglophones in France. We aim to support families and friends as well as patients. We point people to 'reliable' websites, forums and information in English, such as Cancer Research ...
by pennycsf
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Any other business
Topic: Printing
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Printing

Try these. Let us know how you get on.

https://www.onlineprinters.fr/
by pennycsf
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Prostate cancer
Topic: Improved diagnosis through MRI scanning
Replies: 0
Views: 373

Improved diagnosis through MRI scanning

MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis A recent study published in the Lancet has shown that using MRI scans to detect prostate cancer may save unnecessary biopsies and also pick up aggressive cancers which need treatment. At the moment, biopsies are taken randomly which ma...
by pennycsf
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: New gene study on stopping cancer spread
Replies: 0
Views: 3557

New gene study on stopping cancer spread

This interesting research may give added insight into immunotherapy. The following article entitled Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread can be found here: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-01-11-gene-discovery-could-shed-light-on-how-cancer-...
by pennycsf
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Touchlines
Topic: January 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 372

January 2017

January 2017.pdf Here we are, into another New Year, with Touchlines. This issue contains the usual round up of events and information as well as articles on the Activity For Life which took place across all associations in September. Have a look at the photos! You will also find one reader's exper...
by pennycsf
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Prostate cancer
Topic: Research shows less side effects on localised tumours
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Research shows less side effects on localised tumours

Research published in The Lancet and reported on the Prostate Cancer UK website, reveals the possibility of new laser activated treatment with much reduced side effects. Have a look here: http://prostatecanceruk.org/about-us/news-and-views/2016/12/new-laser-activated-drug-shining-a-light-on-focal-th...
by pennycsf
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: An American view of French healthcare
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

An American view of French healthcare

This article is a little out of date as it relates to events in France in 2013, the costs of seeing the GP has gone up from €18 to €23 for example. However, for me, the sentiments described by this American family remain the same, the system, on the whole, runs around the patient :D , the patient do...
by pennycsf
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Mutuelle
Replies: 2
Views: 3913

Re: Mutuelle

Hello vas, Yes, it would be advisable to keep your mutuelle up to date. Although a cancer diagnosis is classed as an affection de longue durée and therefore means that your partner is entitled to 100% cover, this is for his cancer treatment. Any other illness that he has will continue to be reimburs...
by pennycsf
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Cancer treatment
Topic: Avastin treatment while traveling
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Avastin treatment while traveling

Hello Alice,

Pippa in Provence-Gard would be very pleased to be in contact with you. Her email address is:

pippa.csfprovencegard@gmail.com

I am sure she will be able to help you with your visit and with any French health system issues.

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