Amy was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer after not feeling well for over a year. Amy’s doctor’s first thought she had a cyst on her ovaries but during the operation they discovered it was actually cancer. Amy talks about the impact […]
Wen is getting ready to set sail with the lovely people from Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. As Wen has already been sailing with the trust before, she is now on the return to sail course to learn more about sailing. […]
Luned and Wen first met each other on a trip to Cadbury World and since then have become great friends. They both explain why it’s good to have “cancer friends” but also they talk about the negative side of having […]
We hear from Conor who was diagnosed with Lung Cancer at the age of 20. Conor’s first symptoms of his cancer were struggling to breathe and his back was sore, but being as active as Conor is, he purely put […]
Stephanie, Lily and Ella instantly connected when they met on their Trust trip. They learned new skills, made lots of friends and most importantly had fun. Interested in coming on a Trust trip? Find out more here –https://www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org/our-trips/first-time-
For many young people, picking up from where they left off before cancer just isn’t possible. So, when treatment ends our work begins. We support young people aged 8-17 and 18-24(ish) to rebuild confidence through sailing and adventure.
A 14-year-old Claire Amaladoss first sailed with the Trust in 2007 in recovery from Hodgkin Lymphoma. This is her story of how she went from a young person to volunteer to Trustee.
Positivity and optimism is the best cure to the loneliness and isolation young people feel after treatment. As the young people explain in this video a weight is lifted off your shoulders by being around people who understand. The support […]
Emmie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at seven. She explains how the support of the Trust helped her let go of the anger she held on to after treatment.
Little did Hannah know how the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust would transform her life after hearing the words ‘Leukaemia’.
It was hard for Ammarah sitting in hospital watching her friends’ Snapchat stories while she was receiving chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma, but the Trust help her feel part of something again.
Nathaniel had treatment for Lymphoma as a child. But after experiencing Late Effects into his 20s, he found the support of the Trust invaluable.
As you can see from this video, Trust trips can help you overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation. Giving you, the opportunity to share personal experiences and worries, you can open up to others who have been through the same […]
This is why new friendships after cancer matter. The Trust’s four day trips can be transformational. It’s not about sailing, but the magic that happens when young people with shared experiences are together on a boat. Come aboard and find […]
Did you know as many as 83% of young people going through cancer treatment report feeling lonely – they feel like no one understands what they’re going through, even though they are surrounded by people they feel lonely because they […]
Dr. Bob is back, this time telling us all about Chemotherapy. If you have any further questions about your treatment plan, please consult your care team.