There are many of us that have been touched by cancer; a family member, a friend, the shop keeper at your local news agents. My family has been touched by cancer on several occasions and all have ended tragically. From the outside looking in, it was easy to see that having loved ones around was an immense help right until the very end.
AXA PPP healthcare have just launched a brand new Facebook application, little big things, a pinboard to offer support for those who have survived cancer or currently going through treatment where they can share their thoughts and tips on their treatment and how they coped with the progression of the condition. The application allows those suffering from cancer a support network focusing on coping techniques, inviting people to share tips, stories and pictures. There are also videos available from the AXA PPP healthcare’s cancer support team sharing their helpful tips on little big things and a dedicated nurse service.
How you can get involved:
- Contribute to the pin board: Anyone with little big things tips can add their own – or why not spread the support and share or comment on the tips you find most inspiring or helpful here.
- Join a live chat: All week from 15th – 19th October live chats will be taking place with AXA PPP healthcare experts on all aspects of cancer – from coping with specific forms of the condition, to nutrition and wellness during treatment, talking about cancer or supporting a loved one.
- Interestingly, AXA PPP healthcare member Keith Hern will also be holding a live chat to discuss cancer from a member’s perspective – after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004 and chest cancer in 2009. Keith has written a book on his experience (entitled ‘Bangers and Mash’) and will be on hand to answer questions.
To take part in a live chat, you can register here and join in on the ones that resonate or interest you the most.
The family pinboard really touched me as it emphasised the need of a support network and the amazing effect having your loved ones around you at such an awful time. For me the Breast Care chat is of much interest as I have great aunts die of this type of cancer. Also a as a woman I think it’s important to forget about being modest when it comes to checking your breasts, it can save lives after all!!!
*This post was sponsered by AXA PPP healthcare-images were provided by AXA PP healthcare*
Has your family been touched by cancer?
Do you have any tips on how you supported the person close to you suffering from cancer? How did this help them?