Screening – What beliefs affect attending?


Health screening programmes are becoming increasingly popular since early intervention has a better chance of success than when trying to cure a chronic condition. Many people in the UK who have nothing wrong with them are offered free health screening. Two examples are a test for bowel cancer and one for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. … Continue reading Screening – What beliefs affect attending?

What do you want to do before you die?

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton has incurable cancer. “I was first diagnosed with bowel cancer in September 2010. I then have had periods of remission and relapse, before doctors eventually described my disease as incurable in November 2012.” In 2012 he wrote a list of things he wanted to do before he dies. It consisted of 46 items … Continue reading What do you want to do before you die?

“No Cancer” he said

“Well” the consultant said, “There is no sign of cancer”, Just like that out of the blue, no one had said any thing. For scans and tests to someone with a bad chest Are normal things. No one said “Now Worry” I am glad now that I did not know, I was spared the Scary … Continue reading “No Cancer” he said

Personal tragedy – How could I face it?

Personal tragedy

Personal tragedy visited Jack. Although in his sixties and retired, he still felt young. His whole life revolved around doing handyman jobs in his own home and in the homes of his three daughters. He greatly enjoyed the company of his family and their appreciation. But recently he was experiencing some troubling ailments. First he noticed he was getting … Continue reading Personal tragedy – How could I face it?