November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Gillian Cooper
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Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer among men. One in eight will have it at some point in their lifetime and, although the long-term prognosis is relatively good (84% of sufferers will survive it for 10 or more years), it can still be a frightening diagnosis.
As with most things in life, knowledge is power – and this is true when it comes to prostate cancer too. So here’s our quick round-up of the really important points. If you find any of the information useful, please consider forwarding it to friends, fathers, brothers or sons who may also benefit from knowing.

Tips for driving in the winter

Gillian Cooper
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'Tis the season to be jolly - but also to take extra care while out on the roads.
Adverse weather conditions, dark nights and plunging temperatures can make driving home for Christmas more problematic for motorists than at any other time of the year. Have a glance through our top five tips on staying safe, looking after your vehicle and keeping on the right side of the law.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 10 – Recovering after the Operation

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the tenth instalment in her guest blog.
The next thing I recall was waking up in a fairly large room and being aware of a number of medical staff near me. They asked if I could hear them and if I was feeling sick. I soon started to come round properly and I was taken from the recovery room back to the ward and my room. I remember them telling me that I had been given morphine for the pain while I was still under anaesthetic and once that wore off they would give me other painkillers to keep me as comfortable as possible.

A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 9 – The Operation

Ruth Taylor
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Ruth Taylor, 45, is a mum of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer back in May 2016. We are honoured to share her journey from initial diagnosis, informing her family, through to chemo and radiotherapy. She hopes to raise awareness and educate others about breast cancer, while firmly kicking cancer back where it belongs. This is the ninth instalment in her guest blog.
After my high from completing the Dirty 30 challenge, the next week went fairly quickly and I was surprised that I was feeling more excited than nervous on the Sunday afternoon, when it was time to go into the hospital.