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World Cancer Day 2023

World Cancer Day 2023

February 4th marks World Cancer Day, the one day in the year when the world comes together to raise awareness of cancer and also to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

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New Year, New Trustee

New Year, New Trustee

We’re starting off 2023 with a new trustee. Please join us in welcoming Tim to our board of trustees. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will add value and strength to the team.

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Dr Aditi Bhatt

Dr Aditi Bhatt

Aditi Bhatt is an Indian surgical oncologist who specializes in the
management of primary peritoneal malignancies and secondary peritoneal metastases of gastrointestinal and gynecological origin.

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A day for remembering

A day for remembering

Audrey Hepburn believed that ‘As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others’ and this is the ethos of Pseudomyxoma Survivor.

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Don’t let a cancer diagnosis mean waiting and delaying become habits

Don’t let a cancer diagnosis mean waiting and delaying become habits

Following a major operation in September to remove my left ovary, a cyst, my appendix and litres of mucinous jelly from my abdomen, in November I received the horrible news that I definitely had cancer. We didn’t know which cancer, whether it was mucinous ovarian cancer or pseudomyxoma peritonei (or PMP). I was told we could wait several months for a final diagnosis.

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In sickness and in health

In sickness and in health

On the 4th May 1974, we married in the beautiful Christchurch Priory which was then Hampshire and is now Dorset, to have and to hold from this day forward. I didn’t realise how important the words in our vows “in sickness and in health” were at the time.

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Meet trustee Clare

Meet trustee Clare

I became a trustee for Pseudomyxoma Survivor this year. I really wanted to do something positive after being diagnosed with a recurrence in 2020.

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Meet Alison, one of our trustees

Meet Alison, one of our trustees

It’s Trustees’ Week from 1st-5th November 2021 and we’re hoping to give you an idea what it’s like to be a trustee with Pseudomyxoma Survivor. Alison shares her experiences of becoming a trustee with Pseudomyxoma Survivor

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Trustee Week – have you got what it takes?

Trustee Week – have you got what it takes?

It’s important for us to have a diverse range of skills on our trustee board. Having different approaches, skills and experience on a board helps Pseudomyxoma Survivor carry out our important work to the high standards that our donors and the public expect.

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Our Cancer Cash Story

Our Cancer Cash Story

Critical illness was something my mum never had when she had her heart attack at 37 years old and this was another driving factor for us taking out both critical illness and life cover.

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Authors posting articles on our blog are patients and family caregivers who write their articles with the goal of sharing their experiences fellow patients and their families.

As survivors and carers, information here is from our perspective – we are not health care professionals. We are all individuals, everyone is different. We recommend that you take advice from your doctors for specific information.

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