I was diagnosed with advanced rectal cancer in January 2016 (T3 N0 M0). My local surgical team (in a major South West hospital) said the only treatment was the “gold standard” abdominoperineal resection (APR), in which one’s bum is cut out, sewn up and a permanent stoma (poo bag) is created on one’s tummy (colostomy).…Details
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…Details
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…Details
This short film follows patient Andrew Haig as he has Papillon treatment at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. It shows what the treatment is like and what patients can expect when they come for treatment at a Papillon centre.