Category Archive: Psychological impact of cancer

In your face – one woman’s memoir of cancer

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I am borrowing today’s post from my online friend Lily, an avid reader, who this month chose In your face by Lia Mills. I really enjoyed Lily’s review of this book, which she… Continue reading

Breast cancer intervention reduces depression

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I am back on my pet subject again! I believe so strongly that because depression often lingers long after treatment has ended, the psycho-social aspects of a cancer diagnosis must be addressed from… Continue reading

Art therapy lowers depression in breast cancer

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Recent research shows that almost every second woman with breast cancer is depressed or has anxiety; the risk for younger women is even higher. The findings of a clinical trial, published in a recent… Continue reading

Jerry Remy talks of his depression after cancer

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As cancer survivors, many of us have struggled with that unexpected feeling of depression and loneliness that surprises us after treatment is finished. I say unexpected and surprises, because for many of us… Continue reading

The loneliness of the long-distance cancer survivor

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Another day, another study confirming that cancer survivors are more likely than their healthy peers to suffer serious psychological distress such as anxiety and depression, even a decade after treatment ends.  The study… Continue reading

Managing the stress of survivorship

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Listen to this podcast from Cancer Care’s seventh annual cancer survivorship series, Living With, Through and Beyond Cancer. Click here to listen to managing the stress of survivorship

Why do you blog?

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I have written before about my reasons for setting up this blog, primarily because I believe than in telling our stories we can help heal the wounded selves and in the hope that in… Continue reading

When cancer is a lone journey

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I was very lucky to have great support from family during my cancer treatment. That support was vital to my recovery on both a practical and emotional level. So, I felt quite sad and humbled… Continue reading

Intimacy after cancer

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I wrote yesterday on the subject of body image and how we perceive ourselves in a seemingly image obsessed world. Once a woman has been treated for cancer, she may develop a negative body… Continue reading

Breast cancer and body image

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Of course we know that we are much much more than our bodies, but in this perfect-body image obsessed world, our scars and so-called  “imperfections” are often hidden and the world misses an… Continue reading