Stories of Cancer
Giving Voice to Real Experiences


This section was the hardest to write – probably a direct relationship between that and how hard it was to endure! There are seven sections here. You can follow Patience’s story through her three stories and or by reading her chemo emails which go into more detail about the treatment. I’m also really pleased to be able to include two poems by Julia Darling whose poems were a great comfort to me when I was going through treatment. Mitzi Blennerhassett’s story also has two poems in it, along with a great description of her oncologist’s insensitivity.

The stories are: