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 or alternatively you can join our membership.

Christine's Story

Christine Gawthrope explains her experience of being diagnosed during the Covid 19 pandemic, highlighting some key learning points for the health and care system. 

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Katie's Story

Katie Claydon, Barnsley, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in January 2021, aged just 22 years old. Katie talks through her journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer during the Covid-19…

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John's Story

John Hopkins retired at fifty and moved to Sheffield from Dundee to be closer to his daughter. John noticed he was getting up to go to the toilet more often than usual during the night and with some…

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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 thought. I believe…

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