We invited people to share their experiences and views on communicating about cancer on Twitter. In this blog, Sarah Chapman reflects on what emerged.
Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress
Sally Crowe reflects on her experiences of post-traumatic stress (PTS) after being diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer - a common, but little talked about outcome of having cancer.
Communication with cancer patients: does practice make perfect?
Charlotte Squires reflects on the importance of communication skills for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer, from her perspective both as doctor and a patient with advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Does communication skills training improve cancer care?
Liz O’Riordan reflects on the Cochrane Review 'Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer' from her perspective as both breast surgeon and someone with recurrent breast cancer.
Contemplating Cancer: a special series from Cochrane UK
Introducing 'Contemplating Cancer', Cochrane UK's special series of blogs and other resources sharing cancer evidence and experience.
Malignant pleural effusions (MPE): new evidence on management
A blog for physicians on Cochrane evidence on the optimal management strategy for patients with malignant pleural effusions.
Follow-up care for adults after being treated for cancer: what does the evidence say?
After being treated for cancer, most people will receive follow-up care. In this interview, one of the authors of a Cochrane Review looking at different types of follow-up strategies, Beverley Lim Høeg from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, explains what the evidence says.
Erections after prostatectomy surgery: does Viagra still work?
In this blog for a non-medical audience, Alastair Lamb and Altan Omer look at the evidence for use of PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis & Levitra) for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery.
Vaginal dilator therapy: vibrate, dilate, or wait?
Nurse and researcher Tracie Miles blogs about Cochrane evidence on vaginal dilator therapy after pelvic radiotherapy, and about what happens when science listens to women
Cancer and sex: it’s not just survival that matters
Bridget Candy & Louise Jones, authors of a Cochrane review on women, cancer and sex after treatment, discuss why this matters, what might help, and what we need to know
The problem with sex: a taboo that’s harming patients?
Introducing Cochrane UK's special blog series #theproblemwithsex, which aims to lift the lid on sex and chronic health conditions
National smoking bans are good for your health
New evidence of the befits of smoking bans, especially for non-smokers