Gabby's Blog


How to Stop the Fear of Cancer Recurrence

June 22 2

As a 16 year Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor and confidence coach, the most frequently asked questions I get are

Do you ever stop living in fear of cancer coming back?

What can you do if you are constantly worried about your cancer recurrence?

How can you have hope when the future seems so uncertain?

Here are my 3 top tips, part of my anti cancer lifestyle and I want to show you how you can eliminate that fear, because I believe that living in fear is not really living. That fear and dre…

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Overwhelm - and lessons from dogs!


It's something that I hear so often. More and more people that I speak to are feeling overwhelmed, just far too much to do. What can you do if you're feeling overwhelmed?

If your life feels out of control, you might want to think about making some changes. Or perhaps lots of changes.

But how do you make those changes? Life after cancer treatment, or life in midlife for anyone can be a time for reflection, thinking about what's working well in your life, and what is just not working for you, yo…

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Feeling Triggered after Cancer Treatment Ends


Feeling Triggered After Cancer Treatment Ends

Quite often people will say after cancer treatment ends, ‘I was thought I was doing really well, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, boom! - an event, or something in the news will shake me, and take me back to a dark place’

A couple of things have happened this week that have really made me reflect on this. And first one was the death of somebody I didn’t know and had never met, Jacqueline Gold an amazing woman who was in the public eye, w…

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Resilience - the ability to cope with and recover from setbacks

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Resilience - an essential tool for Life After Cancer

What can you do when life knocks you back? Is it possible to learn to thrive in the face of adversity?

I've got some tips for you on that. Secondly, I'm going to be talking about reframing events that happen in your life. That means  looking at things that have happened to you in a different way, and taking away the lessons, the learning, or maybe just an alternative point of view of some of the things that may have knocked you back in lif…

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Overcoming Scanxiety


The biggest issue that many cancer survivors face is Fear. And for some people that fear gets worse, and more life limiting after treatment has finished.

What can we do about that ?  Is it just something you have to accept ? That it's just the way life's going to be now after your treatment is finished?

A huge issue for a lot of people is fear of checkups and ‘scanxiety’, the crippling fear of going for scans, waiting for the results and not knowing if you are going to get bad news again.

So …

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Does Stress Cause Cancer?

July 22 1


Why does stress make us ill? Is it true that stress causes cancer?

How can we manage stress?

Is it possible to avoid it altogether or can we make it manageable in our lives rather than letting it take over everything?

It seems to many people that stress is everywhere. It seems for a lot of people that stress is just ‘part of life’. We've almost become to expect that there's nothing that you can do about it. But is that true? I'd like to think about why we get stressed and what that …

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Why Is Showing Gratitude Important?

Thinking and Thanking

I believe that you cannot be fearful and grateful simultaneously. Gratitude is the antidote to fear.

As a breast cancer survivor, I don’t want to live in fear every day, When my treatment ended, for a long time I lived in fear or a recurrence. I had Inflammatory Breast Cancer, very rare and aggressive, with a high recurrence rate.

I trained as a therapist, using NLP and coaching, and time after time I heard that gratitude and fear cannot be felt at the same time. So I have trained myself to st…

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The Number 1 Thing That Cancer Survivors Are Getting Wrong

July 22 2

We all want to thrive when treatment ends don’t we?

But what is the best thing to do? Change your diet? Take supplements? Avoid certain foods? Eliminate sugar, dairy, meat?  Abstain from alcohol? Lose weight?

Well some of those things may or not be appropriate for you.

But they are not THE BIGGEST THING you need to do.

If you are a cancer survivor, you know that cancer= FEAR

So to really thrive the most important thing we need to do is to let go of the fear.

Working on your mindset, is the MOST import…

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Would You like to Feel Good Again after Treatment Has Ended?

Before and after

Hiya lovely 

If you’ve ever wanted to get your mojo back, lose weight and feel more energetic, but you’re struggling, then you’re going to want to read every word of this…

You see, I was a lot like you. When I finished cancer treatment I went from being focused on surviving, to trying to piece my life back together again.


It was tough. I was bloated from steroids, exhausted and just about lost all belief that I would ever feel better again. This is me 4 weeks after mastectomy, following 5 m…

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The roller coaster of cancer treatment - and recovery

Roller Coaster Day Instagram Post

How it can feel when treatment finishes

If you have not had cancer treatment, it can be hard to imagine what it feels like when the day comes for your medical team discharge you. For me they never used the words 'in remission' with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, the best you can hope for is NED - 'No Evidence of Disease'. But I'll take that. 

Such mixed emotions, I was happy that the chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiotherapy all appeared to have done the job of getting rid of that disease. My fri…

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