Each person whose life has been affected by cancer has a different story to tell.

Scroll down to read, hear and view the personal stories told to us by patients and carers. Our thanks to those who have been willing to share.

Sarah’s Story

Sarah was diagnosed with cervical cancer just before her 42nd birthday. Having struggled to meet anyone her age who was going through a similar journey, Sarah found support from the Living With and Beyond Cancer, Gynaecology and Smear not Fear teams based at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Ian’s Story

After being diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer in 2013, Ian is now in remission with ongoing treatment.

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Zoe’s Story

Zoe lives in York and is an ovarian and breast cancer survivor.

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, Zoe co-founded York Breast Friends and is also heavily involved in voluntary work both with Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum and Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance.

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