Patient story – Simon Lawrence

Simon Lawrence, 60, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2017 and given just three weeks to live. Three years later, he is still here and writing a self-help book, Dare To Live. Simon, a photojournalist and cinematographer from Hampshire, has always believed in...
Chris Willis

Chris Willis

More Patient Stories Chris Willis Chris is a 31 year old PE teacher who told his story at our Patient and Carer Day in October 2019. This patient story is based on his speech. Throughout his speech, Chris regularly thanked all the people in the room, especially the...
David and Jane Nurse

David and Jane Nurse

David was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2018. Following surgery, he now has scans every three months. David wanted to share his story to remind others of the importance of gathering as much information as possible so that patients can make fully informed...
Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Richard, 62, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in April 2018. He has had no treatment since August 2018 and is determined to ‘live with cancer, not die from it.’ A peculiar twist of fate in February 2018 brought bad news for me and my partner, Debs. I was involved in a...
Linda Lakin

Linda Lakin

Sadly, Linda passed away in December 2018. She was an ambassador for Mesothelioma UK and strongly believed in sharing experiences and was passionate about raising awareness of mesothelioma. This is her story: Linda Lakin is 65 years old and lives in Birstall,...

Janet Blunt

John Blunt’s wife, Janet, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2013 and sadly died the following year. Janet was keen to leave a legacy that would help others and the couple agreed that any compensation received would be donated to Mesothelioma UK to fund a...