NEWS & TIPS

Keep Moving

It is important to ‘keep moving’. Being physically active can improve the side-effects of treatment and prevent long-term side-effects.  Before starting an exercise program chat

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World Daffodil Day

Friday 23rd August 2019 is World Daffodil Day. Why are Daffodils a symbol in the fight against cancer? Daffodils are a worldwide symbol of life.

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#SayItNow week

Did you know it is #SayItNow Week 19-25 August? Who is someone in your life you appreciate? Take your opportunity to #SayItNow and let them

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Goat Soap smells and feels divine

Good skincare and moisturising during chemotherapy and radiation is very important. Use gentle soaps and laundry detergents and avoid long, hot baths and showers to minimise the

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Germs and your phone

Cancer patients need to avoid germs and bacteria causing infections especially when their immune system is weak due to treatment. When touching phones bacteria passes

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Knowing your temperature

Having a fever means your body temperature is higher than normal. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise.

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Replenish your Electrolytes

The Winter months still require us to hydrate. Even in the colder months your body loses water through sweating, sweating, breathing and urinating no matter which

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Rollercoaster Day

Friday, August 16 is Rollercoaster Day, a day to celebrate riding a rollercoaster for thrill seekers. Cancer patients often describe their life as a rollercoaster of emotions,

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Relaxation Day

Thursday 15th in Relaxation Day, letting go of the stress and doing something that soothes you. Cancer is difficult, emotionally and physically. Slow down… breathe, and

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How to make it all fit!

The cold weather is a good day for packing, restocking and ordering.  Called Kit for Cancer, our case is filled with practical items useful for

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Winter moisturising

Tempting as it might be on these cold mornings avoid having your shower or bath too hot. Hot showers and baths strip skin of natural

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Rug up

Coping with these cold Winter months can be hard with extreme sensitivity to the cold. Don’t venture outside without a scarf and warm hat. With no

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Oops

Sometimes we have oops moments. Wipes are perfect to help maintain cleanliness, hygiene, freshness and spills. Whether that be at the hospital or at home in bed,

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Journalling

We have popped a journal in our Kit for Cancer case for you to explore and record your private thoughts and feelings, good or bad. Relieve

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You can also donate a kit to someone in need.