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    Cressida’s story

    17th February 2020

    Shortly after retiring, Cressida was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She says Cavendish helped her cope with anxiety, so she could access her radiotherapy and “keep moving forward.”

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    Pauline’s Story

    10th February 2020

    After coming through the centre, Pauline decided to walk 1,000 miles to fundraise for us!

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    Julie L’s Story

    22nd October 2019

    Julie L. has been living with breast cancer for thirteen years. She says Cavendish reached out to her and gave her the support she needed when she felt most alone.

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    Paul’s Story

    15th October 2019

    Paul, 68, from Sheffield, is a retired nurse and father of two children. He lost his wife, Kathy, to lung cancer in 2016. To help manage his grief, he accessed counselling, massage, reflexology and art therapy at Cavendish Cancer Care. He says that Cavendish helped him get to a healthy place again.

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    Bethany’s Story

    11th September 2019

    Bethany, 26, from Chapeltown in Sheffield, was hit by three cancer diagnoses in her family within just one year. She says Cavendish Cancer Care helped her manage her anxiety, so she could feel like herself again.

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    Julie’s Story

    2nd August 2019

    “You can feel so alone when you’re diagnosed with cancer. You’re just hit with this awful news, and you don’t know anything about what’s going to happen to you. That’s why Cavendish is so important – it’s a place full of lovely, helpful people, that’s always there if you need it. It’s been such a reassuring presence for me and my family, like a friend we can always turn to."

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    Helen’s Story

    15th July 2019

    Helen, 28, from Sheffield, lost her dad to brain cancer at the age of 10. Both her and her mum received counselling at Cavendish Cancer Care. Now, 18 years later, Helen works as a Fundraising Officer for the charity.

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    Jim’s Story

    9th April 2019

    Jim, 67, is a businessman from Calver. He was diagnosed with a melanoma in his nose in 2017. "I would most certainly recommend Cavendish. It’s a lovely, welcoming haven - the NHS has been brilliant, but as a complementary service to the NHS, it’s hugely beneficial."

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    Bev’s Story

    18th January 2019

    “Cavendish gave me a lot of reassurance and support; I didn’t feel dependent, I felt encouraged. Cavendish make you feel like you’re in charge, but they are by your side. You’re the driving force and they get behind you to help you achieve.”

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    Michael’s Story

    23rd November 2018

    “The mental health side of cancer is overlooked. I experienced through what happened to me that the surgeons, urologists and nurses have a job to do and that’s to make me better. The emotional and mental side of it isn’t necessarily their job description. That’s where Cavendish really comes into its element, they’re equally as important as treatment. They go hand in hand.”

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