Stem cell transplants, and other treatments for blood cancer, can result in side effects which cause changes to the body – in both appearance and function. We spoke to four patients about dealing with their body image post-transplant.
Nichola, along with her husband Ross, is taking on the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon as part of #TeamAN. This is her incredible story.
This year, Rose is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of Anthony Nolan. Along with many other members of #TeamAN, she has an incredible story to tell – and it all begins in 2013, when she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…
In 2012, Martyn’s son Shaun sadly passed away, after over a year of treatment for leukaemia and a stem cell transplant.
Now Martyn is participating in the Great North Run to raise vital funds for Anthony Nolan; in this moving, heartfelt blog, he pays tribute to the son who inspired him to take on an incredible challenge.
Megan was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia when she was 11 years old, and had a double cord transplant at 17. After this failed, she received a haplo transplant from her mum. (This is a transplant based on a 50% match, usually from a parent).
Megan is now 25, and in her fifth year of medical school, studying oncology. She spoke to Billie in the Patient Services Team about her experiences.
In 1984, Sara Davies was asked to donate her stem cells to a complete stranger – Catherine Naylor. It was a historic moment, because it was the first time anyone had attempted to treat Catherine’s illness (chronic myeloid leukaemia) with a stem cell transplant.
More than 30 years on, Sara’s daughter Kate is doing something incredible; raising lifesaving funds for Anthony Nolan. Here, she kindly shares the amazing inter-generational story: