June-July 2022: The echoes of community

I’ve used AA Milne as inspiration before. This issue I’m inspired by that “silly old bear” that delights children and adults. So, all these Winnie the Pooh quotes highlight why this magazine is a hug for cancer, “A hug is always the right size.” 

I’m thrilled with the launch of a project dear to my heart: Childcare at BCCE. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Well done, Gabi. Ensuring childcare when mothers are battling treatment is so important. 

When it comes to Does your healthcare team know what matters most to you? remember “If the person you’re talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” 

Your Buddie For Life
Prof Carol-Ann Benn

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Veronica Wheeler – Chemotherapy as a new single mom

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Childcare at BCCE

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Identifying burnout in caregivers

Working with patients with a life-limiting illness is stressful and may cause burnout. Dr Michelle King ...


Chemotherapy cheat sheet

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Soul colours and looking up

Professor Carol-Ann Benn tackles the tough subject of death and how looking at soul colours ...

Dem bones, dem bones

Dr Cathy Agnew Donald highlights peak bone mass, when it starts to decrease and how to ...

Introducing Bowen therapy

Fiona Hardie informs us of the immense relief that Bowen therapy, a gentle and life-changing ...

In the June-July issue of Oncology Buddies Genevivé Roxmouth shares her story of finding her crown of glory once diagnosed with synovial sarcoma. 

Word For Word Media are proud to present a new navigational concept, The 2022 Big Survivor’s Guide, to assist you, the patient, through the strenuous times and guide you through all the humps and bumps and prepare you with the many questions you need answered. Let’s walk and talk through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.