Patient story: ‘The fact my cancer was missed feels like a failure’

This patient story describes a delay in receiving a diagnosis and struggling with the intense chemotherapy.

Patient story: ‘I never received any psychosocial support’

This patient story recounts the experience of a respondent who experienced severe anxiety and a lack of psychosocial support for himself and his wife.

Patient story: ‘There is a psychological burden on the family’

This patient story talks about the psychological impact of cancer, despite treatment being efficient and effective.

Patient story: ‘I feel that my initial diagnosis was handled badly’

This patient story shares the experience of a respondent who struggled to get the interventions she felt she needed.

Patient story: ‘I don’t know whether I’d have been given so much information if I hadn’t asked’

In this patient story, one respondent discusses the benefits of having a care team willing to answer the patient’s questions

Patient story: ‘Follow-up is difficult – and it lasts forever’

This patient story follows the experience of a woman still living with side effects many years after her cancer treatment.

Patient story: ‘It’s confusing to get mixed messages’

This patient story highlights how distressing a lack of clear information can be for people with cancer.

Patient story: ‘There needs to be more education on different types of cancer’

Isla lived with her symptoms for more than a decade before receiving a diagnosis.

Patient story: ‘There was no one there to reassure me’

This patient told us travelling a long distance to receive treatment was the worst part of his experience.