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Stephen

In 2010 Stephen was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He had a hemicolectomy to remove the tumour, and chemotherapy, but a tumour appeared in his left leg. He had more surgery and radiotherapy but tumours were found in his pelvis and chest, making it incurable.

  • Background

    Stephen is a student. Recently he has spent most of his time raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He is single. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 19
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Chris - Interview 40

    In June 2010 Chris was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He had surgery, a low anterior resection of his bowel and an ileostomy. Surgery was soon followed by chemotherapy, which he has nearly finished. He hopes to have the ileostomy reversed soon.

  • Background

    Chris is a clinical trial manager. He is married and has three children. Ethnic background/nationality: White British.

  • Age at interview 46
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 09

    Diagnosed with colorectal cancer 2000. Under went surgery, temporary colostomy and chemotherapy. Colostomy irreversible after 15 months.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with colorectal cancer 2000. Under went surgery, temporary colostomy and chemotherapy. Colostomy irreversible after 15 months.

  • Age at interview 65
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 14

    Diagnosed with colorectal cancer and secondary cancer of the liver 1999. Under went surgery, temporary ileostomy, chemotherapy, and radio frequency ablation.

  • Background

    Diagnosed with colorectal cancer and secondary cancer of the liver 1999. Under went surgery, temporary ileostomy, chemotherapy, and radio frequency ablation.

  • Age at interview 53
  • Sex/Gender Male