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Patients Stories

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Michael Masterman – Bile Duct Cancer

  Back in January 2015 I started feeling unwell and thought I had caught a bug that was going round work, at one of my regular INR Blood Tests (I have had Atrial Fibrillation for over 30 years) at my local GP’s Treatment Room the nurse noticed my …


Stuart Wayment – Whipples

Stuart with Consultant Surgeon Arjun Takhar at the ‘Great Ferndown Firewalk’ which Stuart organised to raise funds for PLANETS   My story starts in August 2012. I went along to the blood donor’s suite in Poole to give a pint, something that I have …


Ralph Chesters – Oesophageal

  A happy outcome…. Life after an Ivor Lewis.  31 March 2018   In January 2011 I was “power walking” in Winchester and simply collapsed on the pavement, utterly short of breath. A kind passer-by called my wife and she took me to our GP.  Thei …


Mike Corfe – Oesophageal Cancer

  In September 2016 I had trouble swallowing a cheeseburger at the Macdonalds in Woolwich, South East London. I started getting heartburn, hiccups and a feeling that there was a lump in my throat that prevented me from swallowing. As time went on …


John Gorham – Oesophageal Cancer

  In January 2016 John Gorham’s world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer. This scuppered his plans to run the London Marathon with his wife Chrissy as John underwent chemotherapy treatment. Later in the year he ha …


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