The Malignant Ginger

I'm Jojogingerhead, a 31 year old artist & musician based in Brighton (UK) satirically documenting the highs and lows of my secondary triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Trying to see the light in a dark and scary situation without using the words fight, battle, journey or survivor.

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

  Today I turn 32. Normally I love my birthday but this year it’s different. No birthday will ever be the same again and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that. Normally I […]

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and the bane of my bloody life

It’s been a difficult few weeks in cancerland. I have been suffering with terrible abdominal pain and ended up in A&E twice in the last week. I’ve been poked and prodded and to be honest, […]

Mets Monday, Easter Monday and ‘healthier living starts from here’ Monday…

  Today is Easter Monday but for many thousands of other women like me, it is also mets Monday – a day to raise awareness of secondary, metastatic or stage IV breast cancer. This type […]

Apr, 06

Care Oncology Clinic study

On Thursday I headed up to Harley Street in London to visit the Care Oncology Clinic to find out about a clinical study they are running. I found out about the study through a lady […]

Apr, 05

A mantra for the present and a Timehop from the past

Every morning I’m greeted with an alert on my phone from this Timehop app I’ve downloaded. It shows you photos and statuses from Facebook that you posted exactly 1 year ago or 2 years ago […]

Mar, 29

I am cancer woman.

It appears that I made the local rag a couple of days ago. They published a story about my friend Nicole who was badly trolled after she set up a petition calling for Clarkson to […]

Mar, 27

Lucky international happy pants day of the solar eclipse

Yesterday it was the International Day of Happiness and the only solar eclipse until 2026. It was also my friend and avid blogger Sarahs birthday (happy erm 21st?) and the day I started on a […]

Mar, 21

Liver a little and painfully laugh a lot

I’m home and recovering from the delightful liver biopsy this morning. The procedure took place under local anaesthetic whilst I was wide awake and lying on my side. The doctor used an ultrasound machine to […]

Mar, 19

Computer says no (I’m not a BRCA mutant)

Today I received my BRCA1/2 gene test results, they were negative. As I hurriedly opened the letter from the geneticist at Guys Hospital and took in the the word ‘negative’, I had that sketch from […]

Mar, 17