Jim Pendleton Story

It all started in November 2013. At the age of 81 years and in good physical health I noticed blood where there should not be blood. I talked to my very excellent GP, Doctor Thomas and from here the magnificent NHS rolled into motion…and my life changed considerably. I learned a new language. Words and…

Ron’s Story

My name is Ron Johnston and I’m writing this story two reasons. Firstly, to acknowledge the great debt of gratitude that I owe Prof Myint and his Papillon team at Clatterbridge Cancer Research Centre. My other reason is to add my story to the others on this site to give hope and confidence to those…

Hazel’s Story

The day I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I was dumbstruck, and the day that I was informed that I needed surgery to remove a section of my bowel, sew up my bum and attach a colostomy bag, was the end for me, emotionally and physically.  I could not envisage my future. I could only see…

Peter’s Story

Hi, My Name is Pete and I am 56 years of age. Back in 2008 I was diagnosed by my GP with a prolapsed pile or haemorrhoid and also I was told that I had irritable bowel syndrome, I was prescribed cream for the haemorrhoid and tablets for the irritable bowel. I was told that the bleeding…

My Mum’s Story

My wonderful mother, Barbara Francis was aged 78 when she was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in the lower part of the rectum.  Whilst the Consultants and medical professionals in South Wales have been wonderful in their treatment of my mother, it is England and in particularly the services of Professor Sun Myint at Clatterbridge Oncology Hospital in…

Graham’s Story

My name is Graham Campbell. I am 61 years of age and married to Jan who has been my world throughout everything. My story begins in March 2007 when after being monitored for 18 months for an enlarged prostate, I was told that cancerous cells had shown up in a biopsy taken a month earlier.…