6 tips for sex after a hysterectomy

In 2014 I was diagnosed with inflammatory myofibroblastomic tumours in my uterus (a rare form of womb cancer). In June this year I had a total hysterectomy, and have been recovering my life ever since. Before my hysterectomy I was put on a hormone treatment (zoladex) for 4 months which was unfortunately unsuccessful. This plummeted [...]

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Dating with the Big C, pt 1

Dating is a bit of a minefield at the best of times, so add cancer to the mix and it can be a really scary place. There are so many extra questions and pressures if you are trying to date with a hidden/chronic illness. Do you tell them you have/ had cancer? When do you [...]

Smashing Sterotypes: the damaging way the media portrays people with cancer

Last week I was on the Victoria Derbyshire show discussing how the media portrays young women with illness. The discussion was following the publication of a controversial article by Cosmo. A woman's journey through numerous unrelenting health issues including cancer was documented, and how she had been gaining control and learning to love her body again by [...]

Self Care: so much more than being healthy

Self-care, not to be mistaken for ‘self-love’ (a common mistake of my male friends): ‘actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness’. Sounds fab right! As a young adult on treatment for a tumour it is certainly something [...]