Archives: Tips


November 22, 2019

While we cannot endorse any company, some of our women have commented on how good these turbans look, and how comfortable they are to wear.

Breaking Nails

August 21, 2018

One of the women in the group has found that Sally Hanson’s Hard As Nails, available from the supermarket, has helped ease breaking and splitting nails.

Travel Insurance

While we are not in a position to endorse this, a group member has  previously used this travel insurance company, which claims “any condition considered”.  To explore further, click here

Easing Constipation #3 (and a recommended recipe!)

June 27, 2018

The recipe for this cake, recommended as delicious and effective by one of the women in the group, may be found here.

Useful Advice

May 15, 2018

Cancer Council has a programme that provides free legal, financial and workplace assistance to people affected by cancer who cannot afford to pay for advice.  Call 13 11 20

Research and Trials

August 28, 2017

Some women in the group have found this website useful and helpful


Travel Tips

January 20, 2017
  • discuss with your oncologist
  • plan carefully
  • check reciprocal medical benefits in destination countries
  • discuss and plan emergency return options with travel agents

Easing Constipation #1

Some women in the group have found that drinking 60mls of extra virgin olive oil, in three 20ml doses through the day, has been helpful.

Beat the Heat #1

Wear a wet T-shirt

Beat the Heat #2

Roll up a tea towel, wet it and freeze it.  When frozen, place around your neck or forehead