Vita blog

| 20 May 2014
After my last post I worried that I might run out of things to talk about. However cancer is a sneaky and unpredictable disease.
| 07 May 2014
It feels like a real slap in the face when drugs that could help control the disease are not available on the NHS.
Guest blogger | 29 April 2014
I’d like to give those people searching for good news something to find. I want people who are feeling as scared as I was to find a story of someone who’s living their life after breast cancer – even the scary rotten-node mega-tumour kind.
| 14 April 2014
In my last blog post I wrote about the soul-sucking fear that follows a breast cancer diagnosis. To continue this theme of fun and light-heartedness, I thought I’d tell you about how my cancer reared its ugly head and my treatment so far.
| 09 April 2014
I know reconstruction isn't for everyone but for me getting a nipple is the icing on the cake. After the constant probes tweaks and scans of treatment it was nice to have a hospital appointment that was purely cosmetic and actually enjoyable.
Jackie Scully | 01 April 2014
Cancer can take my boob my lymph nodes my tummy fat and my dignity. But I decided early on in my treatment that if it wanted to take away my chances of becoming a mother it was in for a tough fight.
| 17 March 2014
‘But will you still love me when I’m all bald and mutilated?’ I sobbed to the other half, on learning that I had breast cancer and would need a mastectomy and chemotherapy.
| 11 March 2014
‘I bet you can’t wait to get back to normal’ is one of those things people say to you as you near the end of treatment. To the outsider this seems like a logical step, but when you've been a cancer patient your version of normal is warped beyond recognition.
Cheryl Thornett | 21 January 2014
I had a momentary flashback to the combination of cold weather and central heating failure of 2010 when our boiler began leaking shortly after I returned home yesterday evening.
Laura Price | 14 January 2014
This time last year, I was just starting a course of radiotherapy for breast cancer and I didn’t really know what to expect. All in all, I found it much more pleasant and less terrifying than chemo, but I still appreciated the tips people gave me, so here’s my advice.