WEEKLY ROUND UP

Monday 7th September 2020

Welcome to our final weekly round up of Covid-19 related resources from our wonderful charity supporters. We will, of course, continue to support and signpost to the fantastic resources our supporters will continue to produce to support and inform people affected by cancer throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, so keep an eye on our social media platforms!

We are instead re-starting our weekly newsletter which features articles on a range of topics around early diagnosis and avenues of emotional, psychological and practical support, both Covid-19 related and otherwise. We will be sharing these articles on our twitter and LinkedIn pages to keep you all up to date with the latest support from the Cancer Community, including but not limited to, Covid-19 related resources. Alongside twitter and LinkedIn, we will be sharing these articles w ith thousands of healthcare professionals using C the Signs and who see patients everyday.

We would like to thank our wonderful charity supporters for being a part of our weekly round up throughout the Covid-19 pandemic so far. This allowed us to share a range of outstanding resources offering up-to-date information and sources of support in an accessible format each week. But more importantly we would like to share our appreciation to these charities for creating such wonderful resources for people affected by cancer through this difficult time. 

At C the Signs, we are continuing to support healthcare professionals to diagnose cancer earlier as we launch in more CCGs across the country. Our collaboration with so many fantastic charities is a hugely important part of what we do; ensuring people have access to tailored support early on in their cancer journey.

So, thank you for reading our weekly round-ups over the last few months and make sure you look out for our Spotlight updates to come. But before we go, take a look at some of the latest resources produced by some of our charity supporters in our final Covid-19 resource round-up!

Take care x

PROSTATE CANCER UK

Prostate Cancer UK are continuing to ensure their invaluable hub of information about coronavirus and prostate cancer is kept up-to-date. The page features important information about Covid-19 for people who have, or have had, prostate cancer and their loved ones and for people who are worried they may have prostate cancer. A range of important questions are answered such as whether your quarterly PSA test will still happen and how you can stay well and motivated whilst self-isolating.

 Furthermore, the charity has continued to update their prostate information page with reliable information about prostate cancer and prostate problems. Their publications include a quick guide to knowing your prostate and information on watchful waiting.

THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY

The Brain Tumour Charity’s brand new online meet ups have taken off so why not join them? These sessions are hosted by the charity’s Support and Information team and give you the opportunity to connect with others affected by a brain tumour in a completely new and safe way.

They are currently running meet-ups for:

  • Young adults with a brain tumour
  • Carers
  • Parents of children with a brain tumour
  • People living with a high grade diagnosis.

Find out more here – https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/get-support/online-meet-ups/

TARGET OVARIAN CANCER

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Target Ovarian Cancer have continued to provide support for everyone affected by ovarian cancer. They have developed dedicated and regularly updated coronavirus information on their website, which includes guideline updates for women who are shielding across the four nations. There is information about treatment during the pandemic, and advice from their specialist nurses about how women, families and friends can care for their emotional wellbeing at a difficult time. The charity also has new information dedicated to supporting women worried about symptoms, and encouraging them to discuss their concerns with their GP.

MYELOMA UK

Myeloma UK launched the second phase of their COVID-19 Patient and Family Survey this week to learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting people affected by myeloma now shielding has been paused. Make sure your voice is heard!

The charity also published an important blog post by their Research Director, Sarah McDonald,  Behind the headlines: myeloma and the risk of COVID-19.

THE EVE APPEAL

For Gynae Cancer Awareness Month, the eve appeal has produced a set of tips to help women track their bleeding in a way that helps them spot when something is abnormal. This is an extremely important resource which has the potential to improve early diagnosis, which as we all know, saves lives. Make sure you take a look!

For more information click here.

BRAINSTRUST

Brainstrust has published an important article with the latest news about how brain cancer treatment was impacted by Coronavirus. The article explores the available data around how cancer treatment was affected and explores the charity’s understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on brain cancer treatment. However, brainstrust is keen to hear if your experience was any different?