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Dr Arona Sanchez from Cordoba tells us about an exciting new trial for patients experiencing a recurrence of PMP.
Photo credit: Hellerhoff, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
We are now looking for able and motivated individuals to join our Board of Trustees, to help lead and guide our important work. Mainly, we are looking for people who are excited by the work Pseudomyxoma Survivor does, share our values and will play an active part in the work of our Board. Is this you?
Sexual dysfunction was identified in 87% of respondents in a survey of cancer survivors.
Announcing our workshops which are intended to be quite practical and interactive, so people will be encouraged to participate and ask questions where they feel comfortable.
Cancer52 has launched a survey to understand how the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is impacting our community.
All ready for tomorrow’s trip to the Christie. A little something for each of the staff that help to look after Pseudomyxoma Survivors.
Our first box of Christmas goodies is going out tomorrow – our way of saying “thank you” to the amazing hospital consultants and staff that have helped look after pseudomyxoma survivors on the wards.
Join Nils Blythe for a series of after dinner talks with people you’ll want to listen to, all from the comfrot of your own home.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a very small charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.
For me, it all started with blood in my urine and an increase in the size of my stomach. In retrospect, I could feel the mucin moving when I walked. Now I’m on ‘watch and wait’.
Pseudomyxoma Survivor is supporting exciting new research into the biology of pseudomyxoma peritonei.
The team here at Pseudomyxoma Survivor are excited to be supporting Big Blue Thank You!
2020 is a really difficult year for UK charities and Pseudomyxoma Survivor is no exception. With lockdown and social distancing, the opportunities for fundraising have become severely limited. This is why we're so excited to share this news form The Kiltwalk with you....
As part of our commitment to research and to supporting cancer patients, we are inviting you to take part in the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) Survey on biomarker testing.
After my ruptured appendix was removed, the surgeon said the operation “took a little longer, it was messy in there.” For the follow-up, he called me in earlier to give me the bad news.
The current climate has presented us with many issues and one of the greatest concerns is not many of us have visited a hospital for care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can’t emphasise it enough. We need your help.
We hope you’ve been keeping well these last couple weeks, and have been keeping safe and well as the coronavirus pandemic wears on.
Coronaviruses have been known for many centuries and in fact, the common cold is a coronavirus. The type of coronavirus in the news right now is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
So little is known about this cancer and I’m sharing my story in the hope that I can find someone else with the same diagnosis.
As I came to terms with the news, I understood that it would be important for me to get as fit as I could to face such an invasive operation ominously dubbed the “The Mother of all Surgeries” or MOAS.
Researchers have recently published some new figures on the number of people affected by pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) in Europe.
My first event was on a conference stand in Paris for two days, when I tried very hard to avoid saying “pseudomyxoma” as I did not know how to pronounce it!
I was more than happy to become a volunteer admin, remembering how important I found the reassurance of the woman I spoke to before my surgery and the help and support I received from the group after it.
To be able to chat with others and offer just a tiny virtual hug or an emoji smile can make all the difference. It did for me at a very scary time.
I’m achieving something here. I matter. I am making a difference. Feeling a useful part of the volunteer team perhaps pays back some of the support I’ve received.
I’m keen to show my children that volunteering your time and energy is important and that despite my medical retirement I’m not giving up on my values.
With my husband and I both working from home while also entertaining our 7 and 5-year-olds, our days have definitely filled out.
Hope will always be a choice, and for me one made pragmatically I suppose — made for the purpose of survival of the soul as much as of the body. I can’t live in fear.
When word was spreading that coronavirus may happen and schools might close, I was still very much living in a fog of grief.
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.