Category Archives: News

Karen’s Story: 2012 was the year that changed my life

Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, which resulted in a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and further treatment. “As I approached my five year milestone last year, and the day to stop taking my medicines, I became very anxious and … Continue reading

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Frazer’s story: “Dimbleby Cancer Care really saved my life”

Frazer was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2014 whilst studying to be an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following surgery to remove his testicle, he underwent three months of chemotherapy. “During chemotherapy, I was in … Continue reading

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Dimbleby Cancer Care launches www.cancercaremap.org

To mark #WorldCancerDay 2018, we have launched our brand new UK wide online information directory: www.cancercaremap.org.   The project has been under development for over two years and is the ‘brain child’ of Broadcaster and Chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care … Continue reading

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Someone to talk to: Lauren’s story

Last week we spotted a blog that stopped us in our tracks. Written by Lauren, a patient currently in the middle of treatment at Guy’s Cancer Centre, she talks really openly and honestly about the impact of her diagnosis on … Continue reading

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Carols by Candlelight 2017

  A host of performers from the world of entertainment joined us to bring some festive cheer to Bermondsey Street on Monday night as David Dimbleby hosted our annual Carols by Candlelight evening.   To mark the arrival of the festive season over 200 people … Continue reading

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We Are Family

In September, cousins Kim Ropek and Rose Fletcher teamed up to organise a fundraising walk as a way of saying thank you to Dimbleby Cancer Care who supported them both through their cancer journey. Rose from Beckenham and Kim from … Continue reading

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Climb every mountain!

Tracy-Jane Hollyer from Greenhithe decided that she wanted to mark her uncle being given the all clear from throat cancer this year by undertaking a fundraising challenge for the charity that provided her uncle with support from the Dimbleby Cancer … Continue reading

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Nurse-led intervention helps carers’ manage medication and cancer pain

A study from charities Marie Curie and Dimbleby Cancer Care published today shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention in supporting carers to manage pain medication in people with terminal cancer. Researchers from the University of Southampton, Cardiff … Continue reading

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Festival of Wellbeing heads to Bermondsey Street

For first time the Festival of Wellbeing is coming to South London to celebrate the power of healthy life choices and complementary therapies alongside traditional medicine and treatments. When: Sunday 16th July Time: 11-4pm Where: Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, … Continue reading

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#Walk50 2017 raises over £35,000

Once again more than 80 walkers took to the streets of London to walk 50km last Friday night – 9th June . Now in it’s third year, the walkers marched the 50km route around London, through the night, along with Jonathan … Continue reading

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