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What’s Coming This Episode?
Cancer. The ‘C’ word. To be told that you or a close relative has been diagnosed can come as a huge shock, where as more dangerous (statistically) conditions such as heart disease don’t have the same fear-factor. That said, a huge percentage of people will develop cancer at some point of their lives, so it’s best to be prepared.
This is a special episode as Sean and Ed have a special guest – it’s Rie! Finally! Rie is a psycho-oncology counsellor (nice title!) who works at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre helping folks out. The majority of people Rie deals with have, interestingly, are at the end of their treatment, others maybe expecting them to be celebrating, but this a common time for people to struggle to deal with what has happened to them – depression and anxiety are both real issues. Living with cancer, whether it’s there or not, is a hugely important issue.
Enjoy the show!
Show Notes and Links
- Check out the website for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – check out their ‘CanChat’ online discussion forums in particular
- oDesk – hire people to do those jobs that you just don’t have the time for
- More about Cancer Talk Week, by MacMillan and
- We mention MacMillan a lot this week. They do some awesome work
- Cancer Research UK are pretty amazing too
- How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones? – George Zaidan
- Living with Cancer (Woody Roseland) TEDx
- Fighting talk: Should cancer sufferers describe their illness as a battle?
- How Happiness Boosts the Immune System
- Rie recommends Headspace (meditation) to a LOT of the people she deals with
- Coronation Street and the right to die: why Hayley Cropper’s story matters
- Here’s Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalg) talking about her role on BBC Breakfast
- The Puzzle of Pancreatic Cancer: How Steve Jobs Did Not Beat the Odds
- Rie is a qualified HOPE course practitioner and is planning on running a course on the Wirral soon. Get in touch!
- Maggie’s Centres‘ are amazing places. There are a few dotted around the UK
- LiveStrong are doing some good work in the States
Resource of the Week
- Sean recommends the Cancer Management Handbook for iPhone/iPad
- Rie is a fan of The Cancer Survivor’s Companion: Practical ways to cope with your feelings after cancer
- Ed is a HUGE fan of a film The Fountain. Approach with caution, it’s an emotional roller coaster but big on impact
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