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Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR)

Radiotherapy has been in use for decades to treat cancer. It is usually delivered through a machine called Linear Accelerator (or LINAC) once a day, five times a week. 307 more words



Tomorrow is my last day of radiotherapy, the last of the 30 sessions, and the day I get to ring that bell like an enthusiastic Quasimodo. 1,242 more words

Brain Tumour

A brief Introduction to Oncology: Part I

Since graduating in September last year I’ve been working in Oncology, it’s been a steep learning curve and there’s still so much more to learn but I thought I’d share a few bits and pieces that might be useful background reading for anyone with an oncology placement coming up! 3,004 more words

General Posts

Radioactive Iodine Treatment

As I have briefly mentioned in previous posts, my next step in my treatment plan is to have Radioactive Iodine (RAI). RAI is a form of internal radiotherapy which I will take in the form of a capsule. 729 more words

3 - C for conspiracy

Why haven’t we cured cancer yet? If you ever google this, prepare for a bombardment of theories that this is down to a global conspiracy by pharmaceuticals companies, who make more money by treating than curing the disease. 1,054 more words


Being brave

You’re so brave!

This is what people say to you when you’re going through something like this. Nah. It’s not bravery, it’s lack of choicery.  Life lobs these boulders in all of our paths, and you either climb over them or sit down and give up.

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Brain Tumour

Surgery, Chemo and Rads

Surgery, Chemo and Rads

by Edwina Maria Thompson

‘Cut, poisoned and burned.’
A term,
Grudgingly learned.
As treatment I know,
Of cancer may go,
With… 114 more words