Receiving a cancer diagnosis during the pandemic

People can feel all sorts of emotions when receiving a cancer diagnosis, and finding out this news in the midst of a global pandemic can feel even more daunting. We spoke with Sylvia Parsons who was recently diagnosed with womb cancer to find out about her experience. When did you start noticing symptoms?  The first […]

Providing peace of mind for new parents

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There’s nothing more reassuring for new parents than hearing their baby’s first cry and that the initial new-born checks show a healthy baby. We understand that your baby’s health and wellbeing is of the upmost importance to you, and that’s why we have created a new Baby Orthopaedic Check to give you greater peace of […]

Blue Monday

Blue Monday, which falls this year on 18th January 2021, is widely known as the most depressing day of the year. With Christmas over and the Summer still seeming far away,  many people feel down and unlike themselves. This year, with another lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, this day might seem more gloomy than […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

As it is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, we want to help raise awareness and answer some of the common questions that crop up surrounding Cervical Cancer. We have spoken to Risalina Nitro, our Oncology Nurse Navigator to get her tips and advice. “Due to the nature of the disease, specialising in cancer is a challenging […]

Sugar Awareness Week

As is it Sugar Awareness Week, who better to turn to than our very own associate nutritionist, Sarah Tipping. Here Sarah discusses the importance of keeping our sugar intake low, sharing some of her top tips for cutting down on your sugar consumption Why is it so important to reduce the amount of sugar that […]

Bowel cancer and the role of diet

Whilst the exact cause of bowel cancer is unknown, research suggests that your diet can affect your risk of developing bowel cancer.   We asked our dietitians for their advice on what to eat – and what not to eat – to reduce your bowel cancer risk.   What can I do to reduce my risk of […]

How different weight loss procedures can help achieve necessary weight loss

Gastric band surgery for weight loss is something that most people have heard of, but many know very little about what it entails and also the term ‘gastric band ’is often used to group together many different types of weight loss treatments.   While exercise and diet can help you with some weight loss, often […]

Top 5 questions about diet and inflammatory bowel disease – answered

Did you know around 1 in every 210 people in the UK are affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? We asked our dietitians about the role food plays in managing this condition, the most commonly asked questions and their top tips for eating with IBD. 1) Do certain foods cause IBD? There is no clear […]

A day in the life of Steffanie Espiritu, Breast Cancer Nurse Specialist

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Ever wondered what a day in the life of a breast cancer nurse specialist looks like? Here Steffanie Espiritu, Breast Cancer Nurse Specialist at Cromwell Hospital talks us through what a typical day looks like, and her favorite things about the job.  What made you want to become a breast cancer nurse specialist? I studied […]

GenesisCare Centre for Radiotherapy at Cromwell Hospital opens its doors to patients

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Patients with difficult to treat cancers can now access care at Europe’s newest and most advanced radiotherapy centre, based at Cromwell Hospital. The radiotherapy centre, run by GenesisCare, specialises in complex and difficult-to-treat tumours and houses three of the most cutting-edge radiotherapy technologies in the world – MRIdian® MR Linac, Gamma Knife® IconÔ, and Varian […]