Archive for category: Personal Stories

Joanna shares her mouth cancer story

Civil servant Joanna May, from Co Down, was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells on her tongue – she shares her story to help highlight mouth cancer awareness month in November, and stresses the need for regular check-ups. She says: “It all started about four years ago when I hurt my shoulder. I...


Stay alert for bowel cancer

Jill Pearson (48) was diagnosed with bowel cancer ten years ago. She has two sons, Harvey (14) and Jacob (12). As part of Bowel Cancer month in April, she is backing the charity’s call for everyone to take up screening when they receive their test from the NHS. Jill says:  “I’ve never talked publicl...