Publishing your blog post

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Who can submit a post

The blog is open to any woman living in the UK who has had a diagnosis of breast cancer - women of any age and at any stage in their treatment, including women with a primary diagnosis, women with a secondary diagnosis and women who have completed their treatment, even if this is some time ago.

We have put together a few things we would encourage you to consider before submitting a blog. 

These suggestions are intended to protect you and create a safe, supportive and respectful space.

Privacy and Confidentiality of posts

The blog is a public platform which is easily accessible to anyone with internet access across the world. This means that you could be identified by your name and/or other personal details.   

  • You can submit your post anonymously if you wish, but if you prefer to use your name, we suggest that you use just your first name so that you are not identifiable to anyone searching for your name on any of the search engines. 
  • We will not publish the details about your hospital or staff treating you - they have a right to confidentiality too. 
  • We are willing to publish photographs of you and your family if you can confirm their agreement for the photographs to be used. 
What we are not willing to publish on the blog

This is not a platform for debating political issues affecting breast cancer, including the benefits - or not - of specific treatments, alternative therapies, or related issues. Given that Naz has an interest in research, we are willing to share blogs that highlight the findings of research in relation to psychological resilience as well as the chance to comment, but we will want to ensure that the ideas and opinions in the research have been appropriately validated.  

While we want this to be a space to celebrate the achievements of women who have experienced breast cancer, it is not a platform for promoting and advertising products.

Linked to the above, while we would love to hear about any experiences you have had, or indeed plans you have, to fund-raise, we do not want the blog to simply become a platform for promoting fundraising (as important as this is).

 

Posts can be submitted by email to bcresilience15@gmail.com

 

2 comments:

Kim Hall said...

I too found out I had grade 3 breast cancer and like so many others I went on to Orto pilot I had my op did my chemo had my radio therapy but it was almost like a robot . But in the midst of all this I found out my husband was having an affair I'm in my late 40s and been married for 20 years and I just didn't know how too cope like I said I just did robot mode now my treatment is over they have found out I carry the Bracca 2 mutation and I am going to have a double mastectomy and overies removed but through all this terrible time I thought I would be doing it with my soul partner and best friend but he tells me his head is fried . I really don't know how I have kept going and looking after my 10 year old daughter . People. Keep saying your so brave your so strong but they couldn't be more wrong I'm terrified . There's a blackness over me that just won't leave and when people say but u are a strong woman there right I was but cancer robed me if her they say u beat it but even when you get the all clear does it ever leave you it's changed me . They say you kicked cancers arse well no actually cancer kicked my arse ! I don't know what the future holds but I'm just letting the tears roll and getting through 1 day at a time Kim ❤️

Tamsin Sargeant said...

Hi there Kim, thank you for your comment. I'm so sorry that you have had to deal with so much. I wanted to let you know we have a private on line group which offers support as well as raises awareness of issues around psychological resilience. If you are interested go to www.facebook.com/groups/ResilienceinBC and click on join. We're just ordinary women hoping and coping the best we can.
Take good care, Tamsin, Vicky and Naz xxx