My Story With Anxiety and Depression

I haven’t had cancer, but i’ve always had anxiety.  I have suffered the withdrawal, depression and concourse of negive thoughts that often come with it.   And like so many people, I have been affected by cancer. My name is Oliver. My father Andrew was a founding member of ThymicUK and […]

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Heidrun’s Story

I struggled to write my carer’s story… a lot. How could I put into words what feels like a roller-coaster ride on a bare metal seat with half the anchoring bolts missing? I am not even the patient, and I have near-fainted twice in difficult appointments. I am supposed to […]

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Pat’s Story

During the summer of 2017 when I was holidaying with younger, fitter friends I started feeling weary. I take thyroxine and thinking that my prescription might need adjusting I visited my G.P. She said as a precaution she would like me to have an X-ray. She phoned me the following […]

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Karen’s Story

Life was good. In 2014 I had taken redundancy from my civilian job with the Metropolitan Police after 28 years. I had planned what I called my gap year. It consisted of travelling, volunteering and updating my skills. In 2015 I started an internship with Macmillan Cancer in their events […]

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Ruth’s Story

13 February 2017 my world turned upside down. My GP called to ask me come into the surgery immediately to discuss the result of a routine chest X-ray. How could I have a 14cm tumour in my chest and not have some symptoms from it? It seemed impossible. Bewildered, I […]

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My Story With Anxiety and Depression

I haven’t had cancer, but i’ve always had anxiety.  I have suffered the withdrawal, depression and concourse of negive thoughts that often come with it.   And like so many people, I have been affected by cancer. My name is Oliver. My father Andrew was a founding member of ThymicUK and […]

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Heidrun’s Story

I struggled to write my carer’s story… a lot. How could I put into words what feels like a roller-coaster ride on a bare metal seat with half the anchoring bolts missing? I am not even the patient, and I have near-fainted twice in difficult appointments. I am supposed to […]

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Pat’s Story

During the summer of 2017 when I was holidaying with younger, fitter friends I started feeling weary. I take thyroxine and thinking that my prescription might need adjusting I visited my G.P. She said as a precaution she would like me to have an X-ray. She phoned me the following […]

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Karen’s Story

Life was good. In 2014 I had taken redundancy from my civilian job with the Metropolitan Police after 28 years. I had planned what I called my gap year. It consisted of travelling, volunteering and updating my skills. In 2015 I started an internship with Macmillan Cancer in their events […]

Read More…

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Ruth’s Story

13 February 2017 my world turned upside down. My GP called to ask me come into the surgery immediately to discuss the result of a routine chest X-ray. How could I have a 14cm tumour in my chest and not have some symptoms from it? It seemed impossible. Bewildered, I […]

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