Lou – A Mum’s Story

After my son Joe had his Bone Marrow treatment in 2018 there was a period of absolute joy, relief and gratitude – we were home at last, he was cancer-free and we could begin to rebuild our lives! During his treatment we were all in ‘fight or flight’ mode (I liken it to ‘limp mode’ in a car...

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Jade’s Story

I was diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, on my 8th right rib on the 2nd of January 2015. I was 17 and in my sixth form studies. I remember crying after being told the news but after that it felt like I was floating in a void as I watched things happen, I never really absorbed...

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J’s Story

My name is J and I am 26, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (t-cell) when I was 8 years old. At the time it was very much a situation of having to just soldier on and treat my cancer as a normal part of childhood but what I hadn’t realised was how much of a strain it had on my...

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Amelia’s Story

Mental health is the forgotten symptom of cancer.  Doctors deal with the physical through surgery, check-ups, blood tests and scans, but there is rarely someone there to help you navigate the complicated mess that you are left with after being discharged or put into remission. This is...

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Stanley & Sonya’s Story

We were recommended to contact Mind over Cancer from Sophie our Sons Young lives Vs Cancer support worker as I mentioned to her that our other son was struggling with his brother having cancer and being newly diagnosed. It was such a shock to us all.  From the moment we contacted them I felt a...

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Alice’s Story

I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when I was 22, back in 2018. I had some intense trial chemo, which meant my time “on treatment” was relatively short at four months, but due to the intensity of the regime I was almost constantly hospitalised and the recovery after was long. Both physically...

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Ella’s Story

Luke and I met when we were around 17 years old. We were both completing our A-Level studies in different sixth-form colleges in Cambridge. After a few months of us dating, Luke started to have some pain in parts of his back and shoulder. At the time neither of us were overly concerned, putting...

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Cheryl’s Story

How life changes…and how you can’t always control it.  As a busy mum of two and full-time policewoman, cancer wasn’t a welcome visitor in our world. My son Matthew was 8, his sister Hannah 9 and life was just lovely.   I was at work one morning policing a demonstration when I was told my...

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Luke’s Story

My story began when I was 17 and in my first year of sixth-form college in Cambridge. After a couple of months I started to get limitations in my left shoulder to the point where I couldn’t lift it above my head. I then started to get pain in my lower back, at this point I was doing a normal...

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