Giving something back

It's been a while since I last blogged. I guess I just needed a couple of months to mentally recover after all my treatment had finished. But now I'm back, and there's a lot to catch up on. And that all starts with giving something back.
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Macmillan tweetchat

Well, I hosted my first every tweetchat this week with Macmillan, talking about sun safety, and it was a huge success. So many people posted pertinent questions about the sun, and we all learned a lot.

The hot weather looks set to continue, and so I thought I'd share with you some of the key lessons I learned. Having recently lost a friend to melanoma, I'm only too aware of the damage the sun can do.
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Sun Safety

It's going to be hot this weekend. And I'm more aware than ever that I need to make sure I don't burn. After having radiotherapy, the skin is more prone to burning, stays sensitive for many years and is at a higher risk of long-term sun damage including cancer. If I do burn my left arm, it can increase the risk of me getting lymphedema (a permanently swollen hand and arm) in the future. Also, some chemotherapy drugs can make your skin more sensitive to sun damage, and this can last for many years as well. Read More…
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