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 […]
Nineteen year old Clare was diagnosed whilst studying at Hull university. After numerous blood tests and various GP appointments later, Clare ended up in hospital where her condition was described to her as life threatening and Doctors were unsure exactly […]
In this second instalment of Lucky Man, Will takes us through his radiotherapy treatment, speaking about how he thought he would just breeze through the three week treatment but it ended up being more mentally draining than he originally thought. […]
February 26th 2004 will be a day Tom will forever remember, it was the day he found out he had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – Stage 1a. At 18 years old he was just your typical student enjoying life and was in […]