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Monday, May 3rd, 2021
Double blog! Wigs in my life for 20 years – For better for worse – My Partner for Life A Wigmakers thoughts We are delighted to bring you a double blog this week with first up, a powerful blog by Heather who shares her experience of wig wearing. This is followed by Shelara, a Gloucestershire... Read more »...

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Losing her father suddenly to cancer and amidst a cloak of silence had a profound effect on Caroline Leek, inspiring her to help other families affected by the disease Caroline Leek is the founder and director of Fruit Fly Collective, a multi award winning not for profit organisation that focuses on improving the public’s understanding... Read more »...

Monday, April 12th, 2021
We are delighted to have Alison Hitchcock, the founder of the charity From Me to You, share more about their work.  We all love receiving a handwritten letter through the post, the feeling you get. That rush of excitement, the anticipation of ‘what’s inside?!’ – Reading well thought out words from someone close to us,... Read more »...

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
So here I am writing about Qi Gong on Easter Monday with snow swirling around outside my window even though Sunday was spent in deliciously warm sunshine in the garden! Life like the weather is unpredictable and we can resist it and argue with it; “if only it had been sunny everything would’ve been perfect”... Read more »...

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
We’d love to hear from you if you have an idea for a blog. Some have asked us about what a blog could look like – in this post we give some thoughts on blog writing for Wigwam. Here at Wigwam we have absolutely loved all the varied contributions that now appear on our website.... Read more »...

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
In this blog Philip Booth, Wigwam Coordinator, takes a look at what he considers to be one of the key areas we need to pay attention to in terms of our healing; our social support networks – and of course he doesn’t miss the opportunity to share more about Wigwam Cancer Support Groups. What can... Read more »...

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
When Julie Mason was diagnosed with Terminal Endometrial Cancer in 2016, she was always uncomfortable with the idea of fighting a disease which was essentially her own body crying out for help. She explains how the media is caught up in this whole concept of fighting cancer at a time when personal focus needs to... Read more »...

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Kelly Turner’s ground-breaking book “Radical Remission” uncovered nine key factors to unlock our pathway to healing. This weeks blog by Wigwam member, Hazel Tyrrell, reminds us of one of those factors; about finding your calling, creativity and having reasons to live. In this blog Hazel tells the powerful story about the impact of art in... Read more »...

Monday, March 1st, 2021
Last month I was lucky to join a zoom for doctors and complementary practitioners to hear a presentation by Professor Ben L. Pfeifer, M.D., Ph.D (i). He developed a particular treatment for hormone-driven prostate cancer – a cancer that will effect as many as one in seven men in the UK and last year became... Read more »...

Sunday, February 21st, 2021
Breast cancer may or may not mean having a mastectomy; the full or partial removal of one or both breasts, possibly including some of the muscle,lymph nodes and nipples. Some women with a family history of breast cancer may choose this as a precautionary measure. After surgery some women choose to go flat, some get... Read more »...

Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Philip Booth looks at genetics and more I recently joined one of the Wigwam cancer support group forums (i) with Dr Peter H Kay who introduced us to the idea that our genetic profile can significantly influence whether chemotherapy or radiotherapy will be helpful or harmful. For example studies into chemotherapy have shown that about... Read more »...

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Finding a way forward with a cancer diagnosis by Philip Booth (also published in Health Triangle Magazine Issue 83). Overwhelmed. Terrified. Bewildered. Just some of the emotions I felt following my prostate cancer diagnosis three years ago. My situation was then compounded by a number of different treatment options. What was the best way forward?... Read more »...

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