Category Archives: Handling Side Effects

Cancer Survivors find out information for themselves – and where they find this


Survivors must help themselves

As UK has poor cancer survival rate compared with Europe
NHS has plans to help survivors – in the distant future    Continue reading

Madonna says she doesn’t need much sleep

Are Eight Hours too much?


Madonna says she doesn’t need much sleep, and Margaret Thatcher is famously said to have only slept for 4 – 5 hours a night as Prime Minister.

Leonardo da Vinci slept little, as did Napoleon, Edison, Jefferson, etc.

Madonna at her 'Confessions' Tour at Wembley A...


We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night, frightened we aren’t getting enough sleep.

But has anyone thought why we think eight hours could be the norm?  Maybe less could be good for you?


A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural for some people. Continue reading

Massage is good for cancer patients – and part of treatment in European cancer centres

You get massage around the world

during cancer treatment –

 why not UK?

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

Most European and American cancer centres automatically offer massage to patients – NOT ‘Swedish’ or’Sports massage , but gentler forms such as aromatherapy, with a light touch. Continue reading