Rachel was recently diagnosed, as she put off seeing a doctor because her job had very limited health care benefits. Rachel was on a floor of old people, and therefore didn’t leave her room during her hospital stays. She had […]
Keaton got a job at Disneyland when he was diagnosed. He felt awful during his treatment, and was very scared during this. He enjoyed visiting Disneyland on days he was stressed, and he now sees his beating cancer as his […]
Julia was diagnosed at age 16, and had attended just one day of summer school before she was diagnosed. Julia and her family were very shocked and scared following this. She noticed drastic physical changes in her appearance, and then […]
Finley remembers that the words “cancer” and “tumour” were never mentioned. After her surgery, she didn’t recognise herself. This gave her more confidence, rather than the opposite effect. Finley has a positive outlook and remembers that her worries are only […]
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 […]
Ben discusses how he was first diagnosed at 16, and how he at first struggled to understand his diagnosis. He was separated from his life for a year, which he sees as a huge part of his identity, as he […]
In this film the very brave Grace shares with us her cancer story. She talks about life before cancer, cancer treatment, friends, family and the importance of The Teenage Cancer Trust and the services they provide.
Sue Morgan explains how some young people find looking at their own cancer cells under the microscope help the young person to process their own cancer diagnosis through visualisation.
Part two of Christopher’s video diary sees him in hospital for the week as he receives his latest radiotherapy treatment. Reflecting on the discovery of two more tumours in his body, Christopher explains how it felt to be told the […]
The first of a series of highly engaging and informative films featuring patient Joe Moir talk openly with Professor David Walker about his experiences with cancer. Looking back on his initial diagnosis, Joe explains the symptoms and signs surrounding the […]
Part 2 of Emma’s blog sees her preparing for another long stint in hospital, as well as waiting to see the results of the mini-beam treatment she has been receiving, chemotherapy used in smaller doses to create a more effective […]
This is sixteen year old Amy Bowyer’s story, as we hear how a series of biopsies of a tumour behind her nose led to the diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma in July. Treated in Southampton Hospital, Amy explains how grateful she […]