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.

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

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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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

Meditation – The Strength I Found From Being Calm

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There have been many changes I put in place in order to give myself the best chance of improving my health and overcoming the dire prognosis given when diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, the majority of … Read the rest

Gratitude In Cancer

Almost 2 weeks ago, I posted about how difficult I had found the previous couple of months. No matter how positive and determined I tried to be in my resolve to tackle this cancer, even my strong spirit came close … Read the rest

Food As Medicine

Have you ever looked into the role food plays when living with cancer?

Early on in my cancer journey, I struggled with eating. Of course, cancer will play havoc with your appetite but for me in these first weeks after … Read the rest