Patient stories

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 go to those who have been willing to share their stories to encourage early diagnosis and ensure better outcomes for others affected by cancer.

Christine, a pancreatic cancer survivor, looks into the camera and smiles. She is wearing a red sparkly long-sleeved top and has brown cropped hair.


Diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Read Christine's story
Headshot of Margaret Allbones, a cancer survivor who shared her story with us. She is smiling, looking slightly to the right of the camera, and wearing a black jumper. She has cropped blonde hair and is wearing small gold hoop earrings.


The importance of noticing what’s ‘normal’ for you.

Read Margaret's story
Beckie, a girl in her mid-20s, smiling at the camera. She has blonde hair that's just longer than her shoulders, blue eyes and a piercing in her left nostril.


Cervical screening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read Beckie's story
Carol Miller, founder of York Haematology Support group and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia survivor smiling and holding an award from the Lymphoma Association.


Visiting your GP during COVID-19.

Read Carol's story
Lizzie, who is currently living with cancer, standing in a field and smiling at the camera. She is wearing a red 'Brain Tumour Charity' t-shirt.


Living with cancer through COVID-19.

Read Lizzie's story
A headshot of Zoe, a woman who has survived cancer twice, smiles to the camera. She has shoulder-length brown hair and is wearing a purple 'York Breast Friends' polo shirt.


Surviving ovarian and breast cancer.

Watch Zoe's story


Living with incurable bowel cancer.

Watch Ian's story


Getting support for cervical cancer.

Read Sarah's story