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Processing and Living Through the Bad Times

What a week!

Unfortunately, not in a good way either, but that’s the rollercoaster of cancer, and of life, I guess.

About a month ago, I began experiencing some pain in my left shoulder, … Read the rest

Getting Away From Cancer

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Huh! If only! Cancer is just there every second of every day. Whether you’re at work, shopping, exercising, or even enjoying yourself with friends and family, the Big C hovers, dancing around you, whispering its … Read the rest

Coping with Hair Loss

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Hair loss and cancer appear to go hand in hand, particularly when the patient is going through chemotherapy. In fact, it’s usually expected.

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Accepting but then Letting Go of Fear

Last week, I received the results from my latest CT scan. As I mentioned in my previous post, this scan, which was originally scheduled for September, was brought forward after a rise in my … Read the rest

New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Bile Duct Cancer

Today, it has come to my attention that there is a petition to raise awareness of Cholangiocarcinoma. Currently, the UK government has said there are no plans to run such a campaign.

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Unexpected Fear

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Recently, I’ve had a pretty good run of it all. Great response to my new treatment, Pemigatinib, resulting in really encouraging scan results showing shrinkage on all tumours, with some in my lungs, going … Read the rest

Cancerversary – 1 Year Living with Cholangiocarcinoma

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Today is as significant to me as so many other important dates each year.

Today marks 1 year since I was diagnosed with stage 3 bile duct cancer, also called Cholangiocarcinoma.

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New Hope For Us Living with Cholangiocarcinoma

Wow, what a week it has been. I knew that cancer would be pretty life-changing, and it has been, but none more so than the last 5 days.

You may well have already heard … Read the rest

Cancer and Pain

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Pain with a cancer diagnosis is just expected and accepted. After death itself, the pain was the main fear I felt after my diagnosis. Due to the pain, I was experiencing at the time … Read the rest

Research exploring cholangiocarcinoma treatments begins thanks to new collaboration between AMMF & Nottingham University — Isabella’s Book Club

Found this post and thought I’d share it with you. Really encouraging to read about this collaboration into some much needed research.

AMMF the UK’s only cholangiocarcinoma charity Helen Morement, CEO, AMMF More research is desperately needed for this neglected

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