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.

Here in the UK, the standard, first line treatment for cholangiocarcinoma … Read the rest

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.

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Pemigatinib – the wonder drug?

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For me, right now, absolutely!

On the 29th of April, after a couple of terrible months, I finally began a targeted therapy called Pemigatinib (Pemazyre). I became eligible for this treatment after testing positive … Read the rest

Repurposed Drugs – Another Option in Cancer Treatment

Very early on after my cancer diagnosis, I read an incredible book by Jane McLelland, called How To Starve Cancer that marked a defining moment in my cancer journey and the way I looked at treatment. (link to website on … Read the rest

Set Back

Hey everyone.

*Warning…..not a positive post I’m afraid, but it’s been a difficult couple of weeks.

Last Monday, I received the news that my CA19-9 tumour marker has shot up to 1262 and I have only now been able to … Read the rest

Scan Success

If you have just been diagnosed with cancer, chances are you will have already had a scan or a couple to confirm diagnosis.

Scans are used to detect and monitor cancer and are used periodically throughout your treatment.

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My “Chemo Holiday”

So, last week, I finally completed my first block of chemotherapy and was all set to begin my “chemo holiday”. This 3 month period is to give my body a rest from treatment and to recover. I had planned to … Read the rest