Personal cancer stories
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Annalesha was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2015. With two young kids and a loving husband, it was the last thing she ever imagined happening. Very sadly Annalesha passed away in July 2017.
Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 when she was 24. Anita is still on preventative treatment now but she and her husband Scott welcomed baby Charlotte in 2019.
Ella was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in November 2011 and needed 12 months of chemotherapy as well as intensive radiotherapy. She has now been in remission since 2012 and works full time for the NHS as a physiotherapist.
Sal was first diagnosed with breast cancer and then later found out she had stage 4 bile duct cancer. Sal entered a hospice in August 2020 and she passed away on 18 September 2020.
Clint was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005 and was later told that he had eight tumours on his liver. He continues to have treatment however he is fit, healthy and living life to the full.
Isla’s parents, Nikki and Michael, were told she had neuroblastoma in March 2017. She has relapsed four times since but Isla continues to receive treatment and her family remains hopeful.
Pauline was diagnosed with terminal stomach and liver cancer and she was given 12 months to live. Pauline always thought she would grow old with her husband Tom but she sadly died in January 2015.