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Darren had Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 1996. Since recovering from cancer, Darren is now married and continuing with life, with a few tips for children currently going through treatment.

  • Patient Name: Darren
  • Cancer Type: Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
  • Age when diagnosed: 11

There will be always someone there to listen
It is very hard to tell yourself to stay positive when you are initially told you have cancer; simply because the very word is connected to terrible imagery. However, positive you can and will be as you go through treatment due to ...

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Cancer treatment

16th June 2018

What next?
So now that I’d been told of the dilemma, I set about figuring out how I would treat it. Well I say ‘I’, but it became clear from the start that my input more or less involved trying to eat as much as I could (I lost my ...

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Cancer diagnosis

16th April 2018

The Big “C”
The thing about cancer is immediately when you hear it, you automatically connect it to the word “death”. It is a psychological switch that turns itself on at the very moment the word reaches your ears and it is very difficult to switch it off. This is ...

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