Each person whose life has been affected by cancer has a different story to tell.

We need to listen and learn from their experiences if we are to achieve our ambition of wrapping services around each individual patient and of ensuring that patient experience is taken as seriously as the clinical effectiveness of their care and treatment.

Scroll down to read, hear and view the personal stories told to us by patients and carers. Our thanks to those who have been willing to share.

Barbara’s Story

Former Harrogate teacher Dr Barbara Hibbert talks here about taking control of her life and her experience of palliative care after she was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in October 2016. She describes the importance of spotting symptoms early and understanding the potential links between lifestyle and the risk of cancer.