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 […]
Jess talks openly about how she’s had to deal with anxiety and mental health problems during and after cancer. Jess gives fantastic advice that if you are going through anything similar to Jess, you should seek help and advice from […]
We asked our filmmakers how does cancer impact on your relationships with past, present and potential partners.
When Zeena was 18 she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Zeena talks about her symptoms pre-diagnosis and talks about how her family including her sister Dana who is a Doctor, suspected something serious was wrong with Zeena but at the […]
Chris had volunteered to join the military in Afghanistan when he was diagnosed. He remembers his weight loss and constant cough feeling normal, as he was getting used to his new lifestyle. He believes that a positive attitude is the […]
Mackenzie describes how her treatment makes her feel toxic. She didn’t know anyone who she could talk to about her upcoming treatments. Mackenzie fears that her cancer will come back, and feels a lot of doubt surrounding her future.
Lauren appreciates everything in her life and lives every moment as best she can. She doesn’t necessarily want to forget her experience. She thought she had cancer before her doctors told her, by looking on the internet. Her friends were […]
Julia remembers that she was relieved to start feeling better after her treatment and diagnosis, and that it took a while for her diagnosis to register with her. She also discusses her options around having children, which resulted in her […]
Jo discusses how she took on her “tough” identity, until she started losing her hair, which made her feel very separate and different compared to other people her age. She lost most of her friends from school, making her feel […]
Brittany was diagnosed at a time when her friends were experiencing a typical teenage life. Seeing her friends and family in pain made her want to get through her treatment even more. She believes her cancer has made her stronger.
Brianna discusses how her treatment affected her. She made a video series during her treatments, as she preferred to have her mind on other things. She struggled to realise that it was a very real possibility that she could not […]
Alexis was in high school when she was diagnosed, and played tennis during this time. Her team were very supportive, and helped her feel like she was still the same person as before she was diagnosed. She has been in […]
On the day before her seventeenth birthday Madalyn reflects on her diagnosis, initial sense of unfairness and her determination to remain positive and move forward. She talks about the impact her cancer has had on school and people’s attitude towards […]
Filmed as part of 2017’s One Week In Cancer JTV Cancer Support’s regular filmmaker Jess shares with us her week. Jess is now five years out of treatment and at university but explains how she still struggles with the after effects […]
It’s day three of One Week In Cancer (Wednesday 1st February 2017) where we catch up with our filmmakers and it’s a particularly tough day for Jess as she is attending a fellow cancer friend’s funeral.
It’s day two of One Week In Cancer (Tuesday 31st January 2017) where we get a glimpse of what is happening in the lives of our filmmakers.