Found 3rd Feb
hi I just wanted to ask that when someone is affected with a illness like cancer or a close family member passes away with it..is it then that we realise to do more to help like sponsor, fundraise or dedicate our time etc...my dad passed away 7 years ago from cancer

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Thanks for posting, is there anything which you plan to do for World Cancer Day?

Sorry to hear about your Dad.

Cancer is a horrible disease, i was diagnosed with it 6 years ago but after a lot of harrowing treatment i was lucky enough to pull through, the after effects of the treatment have left a big mess behind but i count myself fortunate to still be around.

The amount of work that has gone into research is amazing though and getting nearer and nearer every year to finding cures and new treatments and i hope within the next decade or two we might actually see the end of this disease forever.

My mother died of cancer last month. I had the 'privilege' of conducting her funeral service at the crematorium, and everyone who knew her was asked to donate to Madame Curie rather than give flowers. Hopefully that's what they did.

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My mother died of cancer last month. I had the 'privilege' of conducting … My mother died of cancer last month. I had the 'privilege' of conducting her funeral service at the crematorium, and everyone who knew her was asked to donate to Madame Curie rather than give flowers. Hopefully that's what they did.



​sorry to hear of your loss, I think donating to charity was a fitting gesture.

My son was diagnosed with cancer just 3 days before his 3rd birthday. He went through nearly 3 and half years of chemo, hospital became our second home! He is thankfully ok but reminded at every hospital appointment that he is at high risk of relapse and they will therefore not sign him off for the foreseeable future. He has done promotion work with cancer research and was lucky enough to be Francis Benali's mascot when he completed his big run! We do non uniform days at school and proceeds from fetes etc. Every little helps as they say! I think it does inspire you to do more when you've personally been affected, we always think these things happen to other people.

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thanks for replying everyone...yes I give DD every month to maria curie and whatever I can give to cancer research...This year even bought the unity band...I think it's a nice gesture...but I can't do runs as I have a blood clot at the moment plus in my left leg have thrombosis which is a weak nerve which carries blood around the body and have a filter in

Its just such a shame that the UK has some of the worst survival rates in the western world despite tens of billions of pounds being given to help find a cure for them.

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Its just such a shame that the UK has some of the worst survival rates in … Its just such a shame that the UK has some of the worst survival rates in the western world despite tens of billions of pounds being given to help find a cure for them.



It's the waiting times and long gaps between every stage of the diagnostic process.
Also we just don't get the up to date drugs, screening and monitoring which is the norm in US, Australia and Europe. Ongoing care and relief treatments to support health and body through punishing drug, chemo, surgery and radiotherapy are only around through various charities.
Nothing at all on the NHS.
All these factors are why survival rates are so very poor in UK.

We send more money abroad to fund corrupt goverments and other billions are wasted on proects which dot work rather than use the money here

A very good friend of mine on here, her 7 year old daughter is doing a sponsored 30,000 step thing tomorrow, to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in memory of her Grandad who died from cancer last Christmas (2015).

Mum would want to remain anonymous I know, but if anyone felt the urge to sponsor her little girl, I'm sure she would appreciate it. She has already raised £430

If anyone fancies sponsoring her, even if it's a couple of quid, just ask and I'll give you the link to her JustGiving page.




Edited by: "deeky" 3rd Feb
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