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Let’s talk about cervical cancer

Let’s talk about cervical cancer

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15 June 2022
It’s Cervical Screening Awareness Week and we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the stats and symptoms in case they’re helpful to anyone reading. We are not doctors, and all of this information is in the public domain, but if we hope that in sharing it, it could help someone to get a diagnosis a little earlier.
Celebrating life after breast cancer with a trek to Cuba

Celebrating life after breast cancer with a trek to Cuba

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07 September 2016
Treatment for cancer is life changing, so when the chemo stops and you go back to your ‘new normal’, what happens next?  These two ladies chose to go on an adventure to Cuba in support of Breast Cancer Care… Years after they were diagnosed with breast cancer, friends Elaine Nicholas, 58, and Sue Youngman, 63, […]
Skincare brand partners with Wellness for Cancer

Skincare brand partners with Wellness for Cancer

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25 May 2017
Skincare brand Biologique Recherche partners with non-profit organisation Wellness for Cancer to adapt facial and body treatments to the needs of cancer patients and people in remission.
Spa and beauty products when you have cancer

Spa and beauty products when you have cancer

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30 March 2017
Once commissioned by her local hospital to create products to suit the sensitivities of patients with cancer, Jennifer Young’s groundbreaking skincare line now forms the basis for many spa treatments.
Bannatyne group receives wellness for cancer accreditation

Bannatyne group receives wellness for cancer accreditation

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10 March 2017
The Bannatyne Group of spas and health clubs has introduced special therapist training to offer a programme of treatments for spa clients affected by cancer.
How I benefitted from massage for cancer patients

How I benefitted from massage for cancer patients

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20 February 2017
When Virgil Anderson was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, he found great support from the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma.net, who, amongst other things, introduced him to the nurturing properties of massage for cancer patients. Virgil’s exposure to asbestos came from working in demolition and excavating since high school. When he […]
The beauty products made for anyone with cancer

The beauty products made for anyone with cancer

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18 November 2015
There are so many cruelties that come with having cancer, but one of them is the sensitivity that treatment brings to your skin and the limited number of products that can soothe it and really work. Working with nurses, patients and her own honed knowledge of skincare products, Jennifer Young is the creator of a […]
Sports and Spas: Breast Cancer

Sports and Spas: Breast Cancer

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19 September 2013
For Women’s Wellness Week, Sky Sports presenter Vicky Gomersall, talks about finding out that her mother had breast cancer, and how important it is to stay aware to #bekindtoyou. In this, Women’s Wellness Week, I wanted to help raise the awareness of breast cancer as its something that my mum suffered with just over ten years […]
The rise of cancer rates and why we mustn’t dismiss an integrative approach to health and wellbeing

The rise of cancer rates and why we mustn’t dismiss an integrative approach to health and wellbeing

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14 September 2020
With the updated statistics, knowledge and way we approach health, most oncologists and forward thinking medical professionals accept that there’s a need for an integrative approach to supporting cancer patients as well as preventing cancer, and there’s a role for spas within that.
Women are not checking breasts for cancer due to body image concerns

Women are not checking breasts for cancer due to body image concerns

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10 January 2018
Body confidence is playing a part in potentially delayed breast cancer diagnoses, study reported in The Independent shows.