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Intensive care nurse describes his experience of female-centred care after breast cancer diagnosis

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

Kizi and his wife Emma share the challenges they faced when he was diagnosed with a cancer that predominantly affects the opposite sex: a whirlwind of change and female-centred care.

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From athlete to wig-maker: how cancer changed Maria’s destiny

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

In 2008, Maria was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In 2019, she started her online wig making business, which has gone on to provide wigs for up to a hundred women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy treatment.

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Breaking the silence: when cancer steals your voice

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

Dinny and Loren had different types of cancer, and in both cases the disease took away their voices. Until, of course, they found a way to break the silence.

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‘Being open will help bring awareness’: Meet the fashion vlogger who went public on her diagnosis

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

Style vlogger Adobea Obeng decided to open up about her cancer diagnosis on her YouTube channel earlier this year.

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How keeping active during cancer treatment has helped Mary and Keith

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

It’s well known that exercise reduces cancer risk, but can it make any difference for people living with cancer? Read Mary and Keith’s stories.

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How serendipity sent this oncologist in search of a cure for cancer

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

Dr Hugo De La Peña, the face of our latest TV advert, explains how a second chance at life led to a career dedicated to curing cancer.  

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Living with a stoma: Neil and Lindsay share their experiences after bowel cancer diagnoses

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

People affected by cancer face challenges as part of their diagnosis and treatment. For those living with bowel cancer this may include a stoma.

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Facing the future: “How can a 3-year old understand that her daddy is going to die?”

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Regional Stories

Becky and Manish both had the heart-breaking job of preparing their own young children for a future without them.

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