A breast cancer patient’s journey – Blog Post 5 – “Doctors Appointment”

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 fifth instalment in her guest blog.
So, the day arrived and we were quite quickly called through from the waiting room to the same consulting room that I had been in when I met Mr Masannat for the first time.

Don’t let accidents happen

Gillian Cooper
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The holidays are just around the corner - time, at last, to enjoy some quality time with the children. But whether you're staying at home, visiting relatives or jetting off for some winter sun, making sure your children stay safe this season is just as important as guaranteeing them a great Christmas.
Of course, accidents can, and do, happen. In fact, new statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) show just how frequently - and devastatingly - they occur among children and young people. In 2015 alone, more than 400 youngsters lost their lives this way in the UK, putting accidents ahead of any other cause of death, including cancer and congenital conditions.

Breast Aware: Check Yourself

Gillian Cooper
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Did you know that 140 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every day?*
The good news is that survival rates are increasing and the earlier breast cancer is picked up, the easier it is to treat and the more likely the treatment is to be successful. So it’s essential that you get into the habit of checking your breasts regularly.

We love the NHS

Gillian Cooper
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It wasn't too long ago since a choir comprised of NHS staff beat popstar Justin Bieber to the Christmas number one spot. The mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel and Coldplay hits, called 'A Bridge Over You', sold some 127,000 copies and had music commentators hail it one of the most unlikely chart successes for years.
One man, however, wasn't quite as surprised by the achievement.