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[hifa] BBC News: What not to say to someone with cancer

[hifa] BBC News: What not to say to someone with cancer

‘Fighter, warrior, hero – these are among the cliches unpopular with some cancer patients, a survey finds.’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47002578 The UK poll by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2,000 people who have or had cancer found “cancer-stricken” and “victim” were also among the least-liked terms… Calling a person’s cancer diagnosis a “war”

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HAIRPOLITAN LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

I met Muthoni Mate two years ago at a local coffee house. While we met briefly, I was struck by her energy and passion for bacteria and microbes. As an Epidemiologist, that passion is crucial to have. She explained that while everyone would be running out of an area struck

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Kenya Biggest Coffee Morning initiative by Faraja Cancer Trust

KBCM is Faraja’s annual fundraising and awareness campaign that runs during the month of October. This initiative allows corporate organizations, schools, religious institutions and individuals to host coffee mornings for their staff members and friends for a get together in a social atmosphere to demystify cancer. KBCM-Brochure-2018-Final-Oct(1)

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Going Through Treatment …

Treatment involved the full cascade of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy that took 11 months to complete. It was a good thing I was not aware of what that meant in terms of the toll it was going to take on me physically, mentally and psychologically, because it was a tough

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The Birth of The Cancer Cafe …

During my treatment I had access to a wealth of information from various avenues, from peers, support groups and various cancer trusts. This however was mostly in hospital settings and was not as readily available to the support structures that took care of me. It was ironically that as the

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