Radiotherapy – What Was It Like And Side-Effects

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When my doctor first told me I had cancer, I didn’t even know they use radiotherapy to treat cancer. I was so clueless! So when my oncologist said I’d need 25 doses of external and two doses of internal radiation treatments, I had no idea what to expect. How Does Radiotherapy Work? Like chemotherapy, oncologists […]

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Lynch Syndrome – Living With Faulty Genes

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As all our regular readers know already, I have Lynch Syndrome. Most people have never heard of it. I hadn’t until my womb cancer diagnosis and the subsequent discovery that I have Lynch. Yet Lynch Syndrome is one of the most common hereditary conditions. Scientists estimate that one in 300 people carry the mutation. Most […]

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What is a Colonoscopy – My First Experience

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Colonoscopies are an important part of the care plan for people with Lynch syndrome. The NHS in the UK  screens carriers every 18 months, other countries operate on different timescales. My first colonoscopy wasn’t exactly a soaring success. The doctor had to abandon the procedure thanks to some complications. What Is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy […]

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