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.

Karina's Story

Karina Roe talks us through her cancer story, from her initial diagnosis of Breast Cancer in March 2017 through to living on palliative chemotherapy following a secondary cancer diagnosis in November 2018. Karina also reads out her two-part poem which documents the highs and lows of her journey with cancer and the fantastic support she has received.



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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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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…

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