Layla Stephen – NET

  In the summer of 2008 I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Hadley-Ray. Everything was perfect.  Approximately 6 weeks after Hadley was born I started to get severe stomach pains and [...]

Ruth Willrich – NET

  Forty‐five year old Ruth Willrich has been given a new lease of life after having 75% of her liver removed as part of her cancer treatment at Spire Southampton Hospital. Despite being told [...]

Joanne Green – NET

  For as long as I can remember, I have had what I was told was IBS. I seem to remember it becoming worse in my mid 20’s when I was at university studying for a degree. I saw my doctor who [...]

Sharon Angwin – NET

  Sharon Angwin – My NETS Story Have you ever had certain symptoms and “self diagnosed” yourself? I have and it nearly killed me!  Years ago, I began getting diarrhoea, I did actually [...]

Ronny Allan – NET

  Discovery and Diagnosis “Did you mean to lose weight?” Inquisitive words from my asthma nurse Liz who was carrying out my routine annual assessment. Liz always asked about my general [...]

Rosalind Clarke – NET

In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My feelings were, I think, typical of most people in that situation; complete horror, panic and fear. Why me? My parents were both in their nineties [...]

Rachel Burch – Pancreatic NET

  I was diagnosed, aged 34, with Cancer back in 2005 whilst in the early stages of pregnancy presenting multiple secondary tumours in the liver and lymph glands. At the time there was a [...]

Susan Rostron – Pancreatic NET

  I visited my GP in late March 2011 with a stomach upset that wouldn’t go away. I had a gastroscopy within a week. The GP thought I had stomach ulcer. The results were ‘inconclusive’. [...]

Nick Inkpen – Pancreatic Cancer

  In April 2012 I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  This came as a massive shock, you really do feel suddenly that life could so easily be snatched away from you.  Those first few hours [...]

Gordon Garrett – Pancreatic Cancer

Gordon Garrett Patient Story   I was diagnosed with a bile duct tumour in June 2003, after showing signs of jaundice a week prior to an operation to straighten my nose after many years of [...]

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