There is a Light: Brightlight, issues affecting young adults with cancer

There is a Light: Brightlight is a production based on new research, the first of its kind, which is a 5 year nationwide study looking at the experiences of 1100 young adults through cancer. The production was performed by a mixture of actors and people who have had cancer in the past, and it was beautifully [...]

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International Women’s Day: the taboo subject of women’s bodies #BeBoldForChange

Happy International Women's Day! I wanted to honour this wonderful day by writing about uteruses and periods, because for most people this is still an uncomfortable and awkward subject. 51% of the world have a womb, a vagina and periods. Yet God forbid anyone talk about it! As a woman with a gynae tumour, society's attitude [...]

My First Hello

Hello Readlings, I am Lydia and welcome to my blog. I am the fresh young age of 24 and in November 2016 I was told I had a rare uterine tumour. There are only 10 cases of a uterine inflammatory myofibroblastoma in the literature, my consultant referred to it as 'vanishingly rare', rather poetic I think. [...]