It’s extremely sad and worrying that cancer has become so prevalent that pretty much every body will know someone that has been affected by it. When I was asked by AXA PPP healthcare to write about their little big things campaign I jumped at the chance, because unfortunately my family has been affected by cancer quite severely, and from that experience I know that the little things do count.
5 years ago we lost James Mum to cancer, a few years before that one of my best friends died from breast cancer that had spread to her brain. Other members of my family have also been affected with lymphoma and I’ve known several women who have had breast cancer and mastectomies. It’s horrendous, simple as that. But what I have seen from these people is outstanding courage and positivity, and thankfully the majority are survivors.
Designed to highlight coping techniques which may seem small, but can make a big difference to someone who is fighting cancer, AXA PPP healthcare’s new little big things pin board invites people who have been affected by cancer (be it directly or indirectly) to submit their own tips, stories and pictures. I have submitted my own tip to the board too :-)
They have also several videos featuring people’s stories. I loved this one – the nurse is a breast cancer survivor herself:
AXA PPP healthcare also have a dedicated nurse service for cancer patients offering a consistent point of contact and someone who you can discuss things with and ask questions.
Several Live Web Chats are being held this week (15th – 19th October) – including one on nutrition and nutritional therapy in cancer patients which is being held today that I am very interested in. You can simply register to join the chats that interest you the most.
I know this is such an emotive subject, but has cancer affected you in any way? What would your little big things tips be?
*this post has been sponsored by AXA PPP healthcare, but all content and opinions are my own