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Bridget

I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and a few days after diagnosis I had emergency surgery to remove it. On the same day that I bought my wedding dress, I was told that I had a (grade 4) medulloblastoma and would required further treatment.Read more

Jess

At 24, I was experiencing a pain in my right calf which I assumed was due to muscle damage from training for my first half marathon. In fact, I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.Read more

Susanna

I was diagnosed in April 2017 with bowel cancer after various tests. I was at the time as far as I knew a normal, healthy 26-year-old. I didn’t really worry about my health and I never considered myself unhealthy before, I definitely took my health for granted.Read more

Rachael

I was lucky it was caught early enough to be treated - I'm on a mission to spread the word of bowel cancer and how it's becoming more prevalent in young people!Read more

Jonathan

When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed with an osteosarcoma in my right thigh. My treatment entailed 6 courses of chemotherapy and a total knee replacement and partial replacement of both my tibia and femur.Read more

Alys

It was only after seeking extra advice from another doctor who called for an urgent MRI scan that I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in January 2013. I was 16.Read more

George

Whilst playing football one day back in 2012, I hit my head and had a seizure as a result. I was rushed to hospital where a brain tumour was found.Read more

Antonia

I was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer early this year, I had surgery and I am currently in the all clear. I am now doing everything in my power to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and vagina cancer.Read more

Rebekka

My consultant sent me for blood tests, a CT and an MRI scan as well as a biopsy of the lump. These tests were spread out just over a week. I waited another week to find out my results, which of course came back telling me I had Papillary Thyroid cancer.Read more

Tom

Two years ago today I was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given a 50% chance of living the next 5 years.Read more

Ruth

I was diagnosed with a Desmoid tumour in my abdomen during my final year of medical school. It’s a really rare condition, only 1-2 people per million, which means I had to travel to London to see a specialist.Read more

Amy

I had heart failure, sepsis and was later diagnosed with myocarditis and myositis while in intensive care – roughly around 6 weeks (at two different hospitals).Read more