Nada remembers that her hair loss was a key moment in her treatment journey. She was the oldest person having treatment in her hospital, which meant she didn’t have people her age to talk to. Nada moved schools, as she […]
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 […]
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 […]
Amanda was treated in a children’s hospital, despite her being 22 at the time. She felt she had to establish that she wanted to be treated like an adult. Amanda struggled with basic tasks after her treatment, such as showering, […]
Alyssa was in musical theatre and plays before her diagnosis. She felt embarrassed during her treatments and didn’t want people to know about her cancer, because she didn’t want to be treated like she was dying.
23-year-old Catrin Pugh was a normal young girl with her dreams and life in front of her, until in an instant everything changed forever. In 2013 she sustained horrific burn injuries but has beaten all the odds to astonish medical staff, […]
Having not long come out of a serious relationship, Zeena was diagnosed with cancer. Zeena talks about how she felt the need to tell her ex of her diagnosis. Zeena also talks about how during treatment she just felt far […]
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 […]
Sue Morgan chats to pop singer Lee Brennan about his life being in the boy band 911 and about his cancer diagnosis when he was a child and how he relapsed when he was a teenager. Lee talks openly about […]
Filmed for the Cambridge Pathways Project. Dr. Amos Burke (Paediatric Oncologist) talks about chemotherapy and its side effects.
Gemma talks about how her cancer has changed her physical appearance. Gemma talks about how it was the hair loss side of chemotherapy that she really struggled with.
Brain tumour patient Peter talks about how his body image issues have affected him throughout his life including through his cancer diagnosis. Peter talks honestly about how he’s tried to take control of food as he feels like he can’t control other […]