Every person whose life has been affected by cancer has a different story to tell. We believe by listening to these stories and understanding them, we’ll be able to learn from them and improve things in the future. This is called patient engagement and experience.

This page covers stories from patients involved in the work of the Cancer Alliance. We want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has shared their story.

If you have a story to share please get in touch, you can join our membership or just drop us a line.

Michael's Story

Michael is from Rotherham. He was 55 years old when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Here he tells his story including how difficult it was for him in hospital but how he’s gone on to improve his life through exercise, after getting the all-clear. Michael is involved in the work of the Cancer Alliance and his story has even been taken to the Cancer Alliance Board to share learning and ensure patient engagement is at the heart of all we do.

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Chris' Story

Cancer doesn’t discriminate and we all need to be open about this, the fittest person in the world might one day end up being diagnosed with cancer without having given it a second though. I believe that the more people who open up about cancer, the more we encourage people to talk more about it, the more we’ll be able to support and help.

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