Patients, family members and carers share their stories of how thymic cancer has affected them, as well as tips and advice for others..

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Julia’s Story

Early July 2019 I had a persistent tickly cough.   My face was bloated & I had difficulty breathing.  On reflection, I’d had issues for years.  I thought I was allergic to a medication I My GP sent me for an Xray.  The same afternoon my GP called to say I […]

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Fiona’s Story

This is my story. In February 2018 my husband and I flew to the Seychelles to join a cruise going to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. For a couple of months before that he was concerned that I had started snoring at night. The morning after we arrived in […]

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Clive’s Story

In October 2012 on a Saturday morning I was hit with excruciating chest pains on the right side around the breast area and shoulder. Pain akin to someone physically standing on my chest while pushing hot pokers into the cavity. Admitted to the local hospital I had numerous x-rays and […]

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Lisa’s Story

  Babies are a blessing. My baby daughter is even more so because without her my thymoma would not have been found. She was conceived a week before our first IVF appointment and born a year after having a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that led to life saving surgery. To say […]

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Julia’s Story

Early July 2019 I had a persistent tickly cough.   My face was bloated & I had difficulty breathing.  On reflection, I’d had issues for years.  I thought I was allergic to a medication I My GP sent me for an Xray.  The same afternoon my GP called to say I […]

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Fiona’s Story

This is my story. In February 2018 my husband and I flew to the Seychelles to join a cruise going to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. For a couple of months before that he was concerned that I had started snoring at night. The morning after we arrived in […]

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Clive’s Story

In October 2012 on a Saturday morning I was hit with excruciating chest pains on the right side around the breast area and shoulder. Pain akin to someone physically standing on my chest while pushing hot pokers into the cavity. Admitted to the local hospital I had numerous x-rays and […]

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Lisa’s Story

  Babies are a blessing. My baby daughter is even more so because without her my thymoma would not have been found. She was conceived a week before our first IVF appointment and born a year after having a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that led to life saving surgery. To say […]

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