A list of resources that are a useful source of information and support.
Charities and Organisations
Cancer Research UK – News, information and support.
Breast Cancer Care – Expert information for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer.
Macmillian – Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences.
Marie Curie – For people living with any terminal illness, and their families. They offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.
Look Good Feel Better Workshops – Supporting women with cancer. Dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
Check out your local cancer support groups and hospices for information and support they offer patients and their families.
Information from a patient’s perspective
Many people find blogging a way to help through their own particular journey. Reading them help you to understand what other people have been through – the ups and down and the detail.
These are a few of the blog sites where cancer patients share their experiences, thoughts and feelings while going through their treatment.
How To Glitter A Turd – Kris Hallenga the founder of CoppaFeel! The first breast cancer charity in the UK to educate young people on the importance of getting to know their boobs and to see it’s possible to LIVE with this disease.
Breast Surgeon With Breast Cancer – Liz O’Riordan blogs about her treatment to tell her own unique story of being both a doctor and a patient.
Some of the books I found most helpful when going through my own diagnosis and treatment or that I’ve heard about since.