About this cancer blog site

About this cancer blog site

This blog has been established by:

Dr Colin Mason,

Email: colinmason52@gmail.com

NB I also recommend you visit the Summary as soon as possible for the latest update to leaving a reply!

If you are visiting this site for the first time then you’ll need to know that the first blog (Blog 1) was posted  in November 2015, but I recommended that you commence at it and progress through them all, to better absorb the full narrative. This is designed to link different blog posts in creative, amusing and musical or literatural (new word?) and political ways, though all relating to my personal experience of dealing with cancer.

All entries are posted in reverse temporal sequence ie newest first. For now, the blog can show the last 50 posts (adjusted at June 2106), so hurry up before some begin to fall off the end!   Once they do, you can still Search for them using alpha-numeric characters. If you are on the main blog site then scrolling downwards takes you to the earlier posts (eg 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). And so, maybe you also ought to check out , “5 4 3 2 1” by Manfred Mann).

5 4 3 2 1 MM

“5 4 3 2 1”,  Single 45rpm

MM 1
Manfed Mann, 1966

[Manfred Mann (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, much later).  This l-r photo shows Chris Dreja (Guitar), Mike Hugg (Drums), Manfred Mann (Keyboards), Tom McGuiness (Bass), and Paul Jones (Vocals and Harmonica).  Mike D’Abo later joined the band when Paul Jones left, writing hits such as, “Build me Up Buttercup“, “Handbags and Gladrags“, (this one was also a hit for Chris Farlowe,  Rod Stewart and The Stereophonics), “Ha, Ha said the Clown“, “Semi-detached Suburbab Mr James“.  Finally, “Mighty Quinn“, and “Just Like a Woman“, were Bob Dylan covers by Mike.  At the end of the 1960s, hits such as “My Name Is Jack”,  “Fox On The Run” and “Ragamuffin Man”, still charted but it didn’t stop the Manfred Mann split.]

There’s some interactivity in the whole web site, including open questions  (maybe I’ll introduce assessment quizzes later!), and the facility to post comments.  You can join the community and receive an email direct to your inbox informing you that I have just published a new entry.  If you click on it you will be directed to the site.  Also, you can save the link to Colin’s Constructive Approach to Cancer as a ‘favourite’ in your own chosen browser.

Happy blogging, and please get in touch if you have any queries whatsoever.  My email address is at the beginning of this web page or here: colinmason52@gmail.com.


(This page re-edited on 30 June 2016)

Now go on, just scroll down a little further and you’ll see where you can, “Leave me a reply”, send me a comment, ask a question or make a bold or bald statement!  Or even vote when I can work out how to do it!

Keep going!

Keep going!




3 thoughts on “About this cancer blog site

  1. Thanks Jude. Well done in getting this far – not many have!
    Logically, reducing the incidence of H. pylori should reduce stomach cancer too in later life, But perhaps some of the Medical/Scientific staff out there reading this would be better qualified to comment?


  2. Hi Colin. Finally worked out how to do this. Only taken me two days!
    So… You mentioned why PSA levels aren’t a reliable method of screening for prostate cancer.
    My other thought was about screening the population for helicobacter pylori, treating it and then doing check ups on those who had tested positive to reduce the incidence of stomach cancer in later life.

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