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Julie
Julie discovered a family link to cancer
When Julie went to her doctor complaining of sickness and bloating, she had no way of knowing that her symptoms might be linked to her sister’s breast cancer diagnosis. Here she talks about family history, and why – when it comes to getting answers – sometimes the small details can end up being the...
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Kathy knows the importance of an early diagnosis
For Kathy, being told she had cancer was one of the worst days of her life. Here she talks about how she’s learnt to deal with her diagnosis, and why waiting is the hardest part… The day they they told me I had cancer in the pelvic area was one of the worst days of my life. My husband wasn’t there...
After ovarian cancer cost Helen her job, she retrained in counselling
After being diagnosed with both ovarian and cervical cancer, Helen could easily have let it dampen her usual sunny outlook. Instead, the 56-year-old used her diagnosis as an opportunity to retrain and take up volunteering. She wants to let others know there is life after ovarian cancer, and why -...
Don and his wife, Glenys
Don and his wife have both supported each other through cancer
My wife and I have each had the experience a cancer diagnosis, and the experience of supporting each other through cancer. We both believe that caring for someone with cancer is a very specific kind of challenge because all you can do is watch and try to help where you can. On holiday in 2016, my...

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