Will was diagnosed at 24 years old with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after months of doctors appointments and scans. Before diagnosis Will had been suffering with night sweats, sickness and a chronic cough but after an appointment with a heart specialist and a biopsy the diagnosis was finally made. Will talks about the panic he felt when he heard the words “Cancer” and “Chemotherapy” and how not only did his friends not understand his diagnosis, neither did he as he had never heard of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma before. Chemotherapy started and Will struggled to begin with not only with the usual side effects of treatment but he ended up in Intensive Care fighting for his life as his liver and kidney’s started to fail – something that at the time he didn’t realise just how ill he was.
Laura was 18 years old when she first started to notice her symptoms but mixed with usual university worries and the infamous ‘fresher flu’ Laura thought it was nothing to worry about and continued student life! The symptoms soon got […]
A revealing film on the important topic that is late diagnosis, young people share their experience on how doctors continued to miss their symptoms and how these impacted on their daily lives.
In this film we get to know the Ramsden family, one of which we will be seeing more of. An unusual situation as we find a brother and sister both with cancer.
Ex-Army lad Jack and Nottingham’s CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Community Worker Rachael Ewing look back on Jack’s cancer diagnosis. Jack talks about his life before Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and how Jack’s GP continuously misdiagnosed his many cancer symptoms as post-traumatic stress […]