Recently diagnosed with breast cancer, operations done, now waiting on scan and chemo to start - I've been doing plenty of research and have to agree with the other people in here who have commented on this site and its format/structure. It is such a shame, it could be a really good resource for us breast cancer sufferers! Have found lots of good stuff (by accident!) on an American site: breastcancer.org. This site could maybe learn something from them? I know a lot will be down to your funding and resources, but hope you can maybe turn it around for future users. It is so emotionally draining when you are diagnosed with cancer to have to be hunting around for information which should be much more readily available these days from so-called 'official' sources of cancer information (the main one being MacMillan). I have been searching for dietary advice when going through chemo and now just about sorted, but it has taken a lot of time and research. Personally I haven't found much so far via MacMillan (including their cancer cookbook - sorry, but it's not that great) or any of the other UK mainstream cancer sites that places any emphasis whatsoever on foodstuffs and diet. Very disappointing, but I now realise this is to be expected as most standard medical training doesn't seem to incorporate food and diet into patient treatment in any comprehensive way. We still have a long way to go. Hmm. Just noticed. Even the emoticons in here are poor 🙂 Fortunately I had been given and recommended some books to read which has helped enormously. If I didn't live in a fairly rural place and had managed to get myself to a Maggie centre much earlier the job would have been made a lot easier. All I can say ladies and gents is get yourselves along to your nearest Maggie Centre if you can, even if you have to drive a distance - it is 150% worth it! I wish I'd gone as soon as I'd been diagnosed.
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