Professor David Walker talks about Intrathecal Chemotherapy which is a way to give chemotherapy directly into the CSF via a port. Professor Walker explains how they are currently using this method of treatment on brain tumour patients and how they […]
Time to hear about possible cancer treatments that might happen during a young person’s treatment plan. Here we meet Peter, Jen and Lucie who discuss their experiences of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery.
We asked our filmmakers “What advice would you give to a young person newly diagnosed with cancer?” who were on hand to give newly diagnosed patients some excellent top tips from their experiences. To watch each filmmaker’s individual advice in […]
Filmed in January 2013. It’s treatment day for Peter as he heads to hospital to receive Gamma Knife in hope to treat his remaining tumour that was left after surgery.
After treatment for a brain tumour left Ryan in a wheelchair, he had to get his life back together. With help from his family and friends he did just that, qualifying as a personal trainer and finding a job on […]
In this film, we hear Tania’s experiences and how it changed her life. Describing the build up to diagnosis, and different situations, Tania explains the symptoms she experienced, and the treatment she received, and the impact it had on her.
Sarah remembers feeling sick at work, and thought it was nothing before her diagnosis. Her doctors are fighting against her insurance providers to get her treatment covered. However, Sarah remains generally positive about her condition.
Leah recalls her diagnosis process, and how she had to travel to LA for scans. She had extensive treatment, and remembers how she lost touch with most of her friends.
Kevon’s mother talks through his journey through his treatment in the paediatric unit in the hospital. Many of the other people receiving treatment were much older than him. Kevon is making good progress in his walking and movement at home.
Joey was treated at a children’s hospital at 18, and was the oldest person having treatment. He felt like he was alone in the hospital, as everyone was younger than him. He had to learn to walk again, and finds […]
Hannah’s tumour disconnected the connection from her brain to her legs. She also now finds talking very difficult, but is focussing on trying to walk again. Hannah is hoping that if she can walk again soon, she will be able […]
Drew was training for a half marathon before he was diagnosed. He was told he wouldn’t be able to walk again. From his last scan, he learned that he had another tumour. However, he refuses to let his cancer defeat […]
Dejon was diagnosed at a young age, and has had 6 major surgeries and countless minor operations. He sees each surgery as another step closer to doing what he enjoys and getting back to his normal life. Dejon is concerned […]
David recalls how he was shocked following his diagnosis, as he didn’t see himself as part of the “at-risk” category. He couldn’t do much alone, and felt like he had to be constantly watched as though he was a child. […]
Brendan’s friend and mother talk about his diagnosis process, which began on Christmas Eve. His mother says that Brendan was concerned about his quality of life. She says that his friends were very dedicated to helping him stay positive and […]
Filmed as part of the Oxford Radiotherapy film Said takes us through his experience of being diagnosed and treated for Glioblastoma (Brain Tumour). Created with collaboration between patients and staff from the Teenage & Young Adult team at Oxford University […]