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Think – ‘do I want a glass of wine or do I want to raise my risk of breast cancer’

Dame Sally Davies, Britain’s chief medical officer has come out fighting with regard to a glass or two and the risk of breast cancer. “I would like people to take their choice knowing the issues and do as I do when I reach for my glass of wine,” she told a Commons committee last week. […]

Cooling Gloves and Slippers

The Ice Age is Over By Jennifer Young Chemotherapy attacks cells within your body as well as your tumour cells. As a result, side-effects like nail loss and hair loss result. There are things that you can do to prevent the loss but not many people are talking about them. We love talking and, true, […]

Scalp Care

How to look after your scalp More Information Scalps need love – Many of you tell me that you don’t want to look at your scalp but you will feel the benefit of giving it some attention. Many scalps are prone to breakouts and can become itchy, sore and tight. It gets hot under head […]

Mineral Make Up

Our aim is to help you Recognise Yourself as you go through your treatment for cancer. With the help of experts we have developed a high-end cosmetics range for cancer patients, free from disruptive ingredients without compromising on our performance criteria.   We were frequently asked to create a natural mineral make-up collection suitable for […]

Choosing Cosmetics

Environmental chemicals can be found in most everyday cosmetics, studies have linked these ingredients to weight gain. The Defiant Beauty range has been designed with particular care to avoid endocrine disrupting hormones and chemicals.   It is not for us to scare you. The world is a scary enough place after diagnosis without us adding to […]

Nail Damage

The Ice Age is Over By Jennifer Young Chemotherapy attacks cells within your body as well as your tumour cells. As a result, side-effects like nail loss and hair loss result. There are things that you can do to prevent the loss but not many people are talking about them. We love talking and, true, […]

Hair Loss

Will I lose my hair? Hair loss is the thing that worries most women when they are diagnosed. There are some alternatives to hair loss, but not all hospitals and cancer units are telling you about them – so we are. Will I Lose My Hair? The thing that worries most women when they are […]

Product Contamination

Bugs, slugs and puppy dog’s tails are the last things that you want to find lurking in your beautiful, luxurious and indulgent skincare products. Good hygiene in the use of make-up and skincare is important for all. For cancer patients and those going through treatment, or for any other group that has compromised immunity, it […]

Ingredients to Avoid

Some of the chemicals used in make-up are linked with long term devastating illnesses like cancer. There is a strong link between some of the ingredients and breast cancer. Also short term health effects, like eczema, dermatitis, skin reddening and soreness can be caused by some of the ingredients in our make-up. How wary should […]

Radiation Damaged Skin

Radiotherapy, also known as radiation treatment, is the controlled use of high energy X-rays to treat many different types of cancer. About 4 out of 10 people with cancer have radiotherapy. The length of each course of radiotherapy will depend on the size and type of cancer and where it is in the body. Radiation […]

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