Cancer Research UK
03/26/2017 at 19:03. Facebook
“Because of your donations and the work of Cancer Research UK, I can still be still be a mum to my girls.” Mum-of-two Amanda was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was just 39 years old. She says, “Even now it’s hard to describe how I felt the day I was told the news. I thought, ‘what if this it and my time is up? How do I tell my children who are too young to really understand that mummy...
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Cancer Research UK
03/26/2017 at 08:37. Facebook
1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. But thanks to your regular support, more and more people are surviving cancer and are able to enjoy more precious moments like these with their loved ones. This Mother’s Day, we’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you – because of you, mums are still being mums. And for those whose mums are sadly not with us anymore, we hope...
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Cancer Research UK
03/25/2017 at 18:48. Facebook
“Jordan and I met at school and got together ten years later. We had our daughter Maisie in 2010 and got married in June 2014. Life was pretty amazing, until Jordan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in October 2015. I was 37 weeks pregnant with our son, Hugo, when we found out. Jordan had to spend five weeks in hospital, but luckily he was by my side for Hugo’s birth. Lots of...
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Cancer Research UK
03/24/2017 at 20:01. Facebook
Now that’s a happy mug! Give your mugs a smile this spring and join us for a nationwide coffee morning on 6 April! Sign up right now and get your friends, family and colleagues together for a catch up over a cuppa to help beat cancer sooner! [ Po.st Link ]
Cancer Research UK
03/24/2017 at 08:37. Facebook
Fancy a summer music festival for all the family? 10CC, Maverick Sabre, Toploader and Los Pacaminos featuring Paul Young will be headlining Gig for Life at The Hop Farm in the heart of Kent on Saturday 27 May! Along with a selection of local bands and artists, the headliners will play a host of favourites throughout the festival – which promises to be a fun-filled day of music and celebration....
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Cancer Research UK
03/23/2017 at 20:08. Facebook
Last year, gifts in wills funded one third of our life-saving work. Without this third, we wouldn’t be able to carry out the vital research that takes place every day. Watch the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s recreation of Vivaldi’s iconic Spring composition, and hear the huge impact a missing third can have. Visit our website to find out more about leaving a gift in your will: [ Po.st Link ]
Cancer Research UK
03/23/2017 at 09:34. Facebook
“Sadly, bowel cancer takes the lives of 44 people every day in the UK.” The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK has teamed up with the England football team and the England Footballers Foundation to raise awareness of this disease, which is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Help us pass the message on and beat bowel cancer sooner, by sharing this post or making a...
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Cancer Research UK
03/21/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
"After surviving cancer, it's the little things I value – like being around to see how excited my daughter was when she passed her driving test; joining my big sister in celebrating her 80th birthday and hearing that my grandson got an A for his drum solo." After being diagnosed with malignant melanoma in 2000 and again in 2007, Sue has made a full recovery and recently celebrated ten years...
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Cancer Research UK
03/21/2017 at 08:01. Facebook
"Dad had worked every Christmas Eve for as long as I could remember, so having him there for that Christmas will never be forgotten. Mum and I drifted off beside him that night, but it would be the last time.” Maanik’s Dad, Anil, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2015, and sadly died on Christmas Day 2015. “I found his death really hard to process, and it was almost impossible to...
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“My sister Kiran and I were diagnosed with thyroid cancer within months of each other. In September 2014 I had an operation to remove half my thyroid, and the results from the biopsy confirmed that it had been cancerous. I had another surgery followed by radioactive iodine treatment. This was the worst part of the process as I had to be in isolation for part of it, and I missed my daughter so...
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We’re working to beat cancer right now. With your support, we can find cures and kinder treatments to help those affected by cancer. You can donate to our life-saving research instantly via Apple Pay, or online right here: [ Po.st Link ]
“Being a mother and diagnosed with cancer, all you think about is your children – not wanting to leave them and protecting them and keeping your tears and your fears away from them.” Trudi was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2014. “I think the day I had my first chemotherapy was a massive stepping stone for the girls because after I’d had it, I walked into the house and they could see...
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Research has really hammered home just how complicated cancer can be, with new and better technologies helping us understand how cancer cells go rogue. For the final day of British Science Week, our blog post takes a look at how research has changed and what the future might bring. [ Po.st Link ]
“My husband John was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in May 2016. When he was diagnosed, it was our son Paul who had to deliver the news to us, as no signing interpreter was available. He had palliative radiotherapy, but he died on 14 December. We’re happy to continue to raise awareness in John’s memory and we’re proud that the campaign represents the deaf community. John was an...
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It’s British Science Week, and we’re exploring how cancer research has changed over the past 20 years. For today’s post, we caught up with Professor Adrian Hayday, an expert on the immune system based at the Francis Crick Institute. Find out how scientists are now using this inbuilt army of defence to beat cancer [ Po.st Link ]
“Research is an all-consuming job, and it’s funny when ideas can hit you. I have to go to sleep with a pen and paper beside me - it’s surprising the things that come out of your brain at three in the morning! I work in tumour immunology, which is a really exciting field to be in. We focus on the cells of the immune system that have evolved over millions of years. They help us heal wounds and...
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Early diagnosis saves lives. Our British Science Week blog takes a look at how it’s improved over the last 15 years, and how blood tests might be the next big thing. [ Po.st Link ]
Right now, children like Brooklyn, Frankie and Austin are experiencing things no child should have to. Our Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens campaign is dedicated to funding research into new, better and kinder treatments for young people with cancer. Donate today to help beat children’s cancer sooner: [ Po.st Link ]
For British Science Week Professor Robert West from UCL tells us about the ‘quiet revolution’ in behavioural cancer science over the last 20 years, and how artificial intelligence might lead the next one… [ Po.st Link ]
“As a mum and being diagnosed with cancer, it’s terrifying. You think to yourself, ‘Will I beat it? Will I survive to see my kids grow up, graduate, marry?’ You find inner strength to fight the cancer because you want to survive. You don’t want your kids to be without their mum.” Alex was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Your regular support means that mums like Alex have survived cancer...
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